Jokes and humour are important elements in all communication – also among scientists and in science education. But what are we joking about? Who is joking? And how do we make our jokes? We know from research that humour contributes to a good working atmosphere but may have disciplining effects on an audience at the same time. In this presentation I will give you several examples of different kinds of humour from the context of science and science education and how this humour constitutes local norms of science. I end the presentation with suggestions for how we can facilitate the perfect humour environment.

The Gender Academy Stockholm University


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