Title

The Definition of Enlightenment - Lighten Up: My Use of Humor in Social Work Education and Practice

Publication Date

2002

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In this narrative, I discuss how humor has become a central "tool" of my practice as a social work educator and social worker. I describe how I use humor as a conscious means of achieving student learning. In a very real sense, calling humor a tool is a misnomer as it is a central feature of my personality. Each of us possesses certain personality characteristics that, if nurtured and cherished, can become powerful allies in the processes of teaching and helping.

Publication Title

Networks

Volume

5

Issue

3

Version

open access