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The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.

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Nuclear Energy Institute - $313,087.78 spent on 24 trips
35.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
64.8% spent on Republican Party

BARRETT, JAMES GRESHAM - Republican Party
August 12, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To tour the Department of Energy's nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain
Total Cost - $3,774.09

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
June 29, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (8 days)
Paris, France - Avignon, France
Purpose - Tour European nuclear technologies sites - fact finding.
Total Cost - $18,564.20

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
June 28, 2002 - July 6, 2002 (9 days)
Barcelona, Spain - Seville, Spain
Purpose - fact-finding trip and tour of European nuclear technology sites
Total Cost - $16,813.30

BURR, RICHARD M - Republican Party
June 29, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (8 days)
Marseilles, France - Paris, France
Purpose - Tour French nuclear energy facilities
Total Cost - $18,413.80

BURR, RICHARD M - Republican Party
June 30, 2002 - July 6, 2002 (7 days)
Barcelona, Spain - Seville, Spain
Purpose - fact-finding and tour of European nuclear facilities
Total Cost - $16,907.30

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
June 29, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (8 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - Tour French nuclear energy facilities
Total Cost - $15,769.20

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
November 17, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (6 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - Fact finding tour
Total Cost - $14,708.00

CRENSHAW, ANDER M - Republican Party
August 4, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (5 days)
Rome, Italy - London, England
Purpose - To tour energy facilities and ministries in Italy
Total Cost - $10,893.16

DOYLE, MIKE - Democratic Party
June 28, 2002 - July 4, 2002 (7 days)
Spain
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $18,006.00

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Barcelona, Spain
Purpose - Fact-finding trip to Spanish nuclear facilities
Total Cost - $14,624.00

GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN - Republican Party
August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Rome, Italy
Purpose - Fact-finding trip to nuclear facilities
Total Cost - $10,638.00

KIRK, MARK STEVEN - Republican Party
March 25, 2001 - March 25, 2001 (1 days)
Yucca Mountain, NV
Purpose - Helicopter flight and tour of Yucca Mountain
Total Cost - $360.00

LAHOOD, RAY - Republican Party
April 14, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (8 days)
Paris, France - Cherbourg, France
Purpose - Fact-finding trip to European nuclear technologies site
Total Cost - $15,002.40

LATHAM, THOMAS P - Republican Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Rome, Italy
Purpose - To meet with Energy Ministry, discuss post-Chernobyl nuclear policies, economic consequences of decreased nuclear generation in Italy. Toured geothermal facilities and discussed construction methods, new technologies and safety.
Total Cost - $18,053.14

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
June 30, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (7 days)
Marseilles, France
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $19,164.20

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
November 17, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (6 days)
Paris, France - Normandy, France
Purpose - Meet French senators and congressmen about nuclear energy issues and visit nuclear facilities
Total Cost - $19,685.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Barcelona, Spain - Avignon, France - Paris, France
Purpose - visit: Vandello I & II & ERODIF Enrichment Facility
Total Cost - $19,872.00

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
April 15, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (7 days)
Paris, France - Cherbourg, France
Purpose - fact finding trip to European Nuclear sites
Total Cost - $16,131.40

SANDLIN, MAX - Democratic Party
November 11, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV - Yucca Mountain, NV
Purpose - fact finding program to Yucca Mountain, NV
Total Cost - $1,255.70

SHIMKUS, JOHN M - Republican Party
March 25, 2001 - March 26, 2001 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV - Yucca Mountain, NV
Purpose - Tour Yucca Mountain - proposed nuclear waste storage site
Total Cost - $1,707.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV - Yucca Mountain, NV
Purpose - Tour Yucca Mountain - proposed nuclear waste storage site
Total Cost - $1,629.40

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Italy
Purpose - Fact finding trip to the Ansaldo-Camozzi Nuclear and special Components Facility in Italy.
Total Cost - $18,911.81

TOWNS, EDOLPHUS - Democratic Party
May 14, 2004 - May 14, 2004 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Participate in program
Total Cost - $2,426.20

STUPAK, BART - Democratic Party
May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France
Purpose - Tour of Spanish and French nuclear facilities and discussions with industry officials
Total Cost - $19,778.48

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.