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Humor as an Instructional Defibrillator Evidence-Based Techniques in Teaching and Assessment by Ronald A. Berk

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Published by Stylus Publishing .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Higher & further education,
  • Teaching skills & techniques,
  • Humor in education,
  • Educational tests and measurem,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Wit and humor,
  • Teaching Methods & Materials - General,
  • Reference,
  • Administration - General,
  • Higher,
  • Education / Higher,
  • Educational tests and measurements,
  • Teaching

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8757080M
ISBN 101579220630
ISBN 109781579220631

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