EP 73 – Comedy & Creativity

The first in a series of “best of” Down the Hall episodes, this week we bring laughter and play into your life.

We revisit the concept of comedy and creativity in the classroom with some excellent excerpts from previous episodes. We all love to laugh (as regular listeners of Down the Hall already know), and laughter can actually be a great way to engage students in learning. Allowing students to be creative can also help them learn.

First, Dave and former co-host Jenny Van Enckevort talk about how academic settings can affect (and sometimes inhibit) creativity and inhibition. Later, an excerpt from the wonderful interview with Dr. Elaine Decker about the use of comedy in the classroom. Finally, Dr. Carl Leggo talks about the importance of play in Education.

Of course, by the time this episode posts, the snow Dave mentions in the episode is long gone. But it is a fond memory, much like these episodes. We hope you enjoy them.

We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts on our discussions or interviews and we’re always open to hearing suggestions for the show. Email us at podcast.pdce@ubc.ca.

Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts and guests, and not necessarily the views of either PDCE or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

Episode 73 (31:19)

Time Stamps

00:12 | Introduction

So These Three Strings Walk Into a Classroom
Comedy in the Classroom – blog

3:50 | Creativity in Education – Dave Roy & Jenny van Enckevort discussion
13:24 | Comedy in the Classroom – Elaine Decker interview
20:44 | Playfulness & Creativity in Education – Carl Leggo interview
29:27 | Summary

Down the Hall theme music | “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent
Bumper Music | “Red Dragon Jazz” by Artem Vasylchenko
Bumper Music | “Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod
Bumper Music | “Cool Walk” by Delano