The Role of Humor in Sustainable Education and Innovation

  • Mrabet JiheneEmail author
  • Riadh Ben RejebEmail author
  • Pascal Le MaléfanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The information is surrounding us, which is analyzed consciously and unconsciously in everyday routine. The education should be more than a task to be accomplished, and it should be a philosophy to adopt and to follow in each day routine as it is the cornerstone of any development. Therefore, we have to guarantee its quality and efficiency to make this development sustainable. John Goodlad (1997) emphasized the fact that the role of the classroom climate is a significant factor in explaining the difference in the quality of educational establishments. Mitchell Bradshaw (2010) describes the school climate as an essential synergy existing between students, teachers, and administrators. This research demonstrates the importance of the humor in the class dynamic as a Communication Facilitator, a predictor factor of student mental health and an actor of school success. Also, to identify the role of humor in the adolescent process through the study of the functioning of the preconscious, the narcissism, the individuation process, and the socialization. The research conducted through the use of a cross-clinical, quantitative, and qualitative method starting by administrating a humor questionnaire exposing the humor style of the adolescent. Then we took from each group of humor a sample, and we evaluated their personality through the Thematic Apperception Test. Results showed that the type of humor used by the adolescent could be a good predictor of his social relations and his ability to build a stable identity. These findings are of great interest in enhancing classroom climate and improving the learning process.


Adolescence Humor Sustainable education Learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of TunisTunisTunisia
  2. 2.University of Rouen NormandieRouenFrance

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