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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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    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.

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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Confederation of Indian Industry - $245,412.64 spent on 21 trips
90.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
9.6% spent on Republican Party

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
India
Purpose - educational mission
Total Cost - $17,507.64

CAPPS, LOIS G - Democratic Party
January 6, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (10 days)
New Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Bangalore, India - New Delhi, India
Purpose - Fact finding on US- India relations and bilateral trade
Total Cost - $8,706.00

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
January 4, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (8 days)
New Delhi, India - Bangalore, India - New Delhi, India
Purpose - education visit to meet with business and government officials, speech to CII in Bangalore, India
Total Cost - $16,873.28

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
April 15, 2003 - April 18, 2003 (4 days)
Bombay, India - New Delhi, India
Purpose - Speeches to business groups, meeting with government officials
Total Cost - $432.00

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
January 2, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (15 days)
New Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India - Dhaka, Bangladesh
Purpose - Delegation visit to India to meet with political and business leaders, speech to businessmen visit to Bangladesh to meet with government officials, businessmen, UNFPA projects, Grameen Bank
Total Cost - $8,888.76

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
January 6, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (10 days)
India
Purpose - Meetings with senior representatives in national state governments in India
Total Cost - $8,010.86

GREENWOOD, JAMES C - Republican Party
March 24, 2000 - March 24, 2000 (1 days)
New Delhi, India
Purpose - At the request of Speak Hastert, I represented the Speaker on President Clinton's March 18-26 mission aboard Air Force One to Bangladesh and India. While in India, I attended meetings of the Confederation of Indian Industry and Indian parliamentarians
Total Cost - $1,850.00

HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
January 6, 2001 - January 18, 2001 (13 days)
Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Bangalore, India
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $15,955.08

HOLT, RUSH - Democratic Party
December 31, 2001 - January 13, 2002 (14 days)
Bangalore, India
Purpose - Congressional delegation trip, World Economic Forum.
Total Cost - $842.33

MAJETTE, DENISE L - Democratic Party
January 5, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (5 days)
New Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India
Purpose - Congressional delegation headed by Rep. Joe Crowley to explore U.S. political, economic and defense ties to India, address Kashmir crisis, bilateral trade. Meetings with various ministers, including defense government officials and USAID project sites
Total Cost - $17,655.78

MARSHALL, JIM - Democratic Party
January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
New Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India
Purpose - CODEL
Total Cost - $17,951.66

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
January 6, 2001 - January 18, 2001 (13 days)
Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Bangalore, India - Cochin, India
Purpose - Confederation of Indian Industries Partnership Summit
Total Cost - $17,735.09

SANCHEZ, LINDA - Democratic Party
January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India
Purpose - congressional delegation to India - fact finding trip
Total Cost - $18,800.30

SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D - Democratic Party
January 4, 2002 - January 13, 2002 (10 days)
India
Purpose - educational - speech
Total Cost - $15,916.12

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (5 days)
New Delhi, India
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $6,221.68

WEINER, ANTHONY D - Democratic Party
January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
New Delhi, India - Mumbai, India
Purpose - Trade fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $8,690.08

CORNYN, JOHN - Republican Party
January 6, 2004 - January 6, 2004 (1 days)
New Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India
Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $13,818.89

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
June 25, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (8 days)
New Delhi, India
Purpose - Fact Finding
Total Cost - $12,095.86

HOYER, STENY HAMILTON - Democratic Party
January 5, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (5 days)
Delhi, India - Agra, India
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $7,552.98

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
India
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $9,637.99

ISRAEL, STEVE - Democratic Party
January 2, 2004 - January 10, 2004 (9 days)
New Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India - Dhaka, India
Purpose - Delegation visit to India to meet with political and business leaders, discuss defense and financial policies
Total Cost - $20,270.26

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.