Enjoyable learning: the role of humour, games, and fun activities in nursing and midwifery education

Heather Baid, Nicky Lambert

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Education that captures the attention of students is an essential aspect of promoting meaningful, active learning. Rather than standing at the front of a group of learners simply speaking about a topic, teachers have the opportunity of livening up their teaching with humour, games, and other fun activities. This article critically evaluates the benefits and limitations of humour within nursing education as well as the use of games and fun activities as teaching strategies. Examples of various games and interactive activities are also provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-552
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010



  • Humour
  • games
  • teaching methods

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