Effectivity Research

There is a body of evidence which suggests that the use of humor and music in training has a strong correlation to increased information retention. Here are two examples of that research:

How laughing leads to learning

American Psychological Association

[A] growing body of research suggests that, when used effectively, classroom comedy can improve student performance by reducing anxiety, boosting participation and increasing students’ motivation to focus on the material.
http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun06/learning.aspx

Music and Learning

Johns Hopkins School of Education

Music can be used to help us remember learning experiences and information because it:

  • establishes a positive learning state
  • creates a desired atmosphere
  • changes brain wave states
  • focuses concentration, increases attention
  • improves memory
  • facilitates a multi-sensory learning experience
  • releases tension
  • provides inspiration and motivation
  • adds an element of fun

http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/strategies/topics/Arts%20in%20Education/brewer.htm

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