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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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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.

Back to all reports

Center for International Policy - $30,577.19 spent on 18 trips
81.9% spent on Democratic Party
8.0% spent on Independent Party
10.1% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding trip/discuss impact of UN embargo.
Total Cost - $1,874.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 31, 2003 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Cuba
Total Cost - $2,140.00

FARR, SAM - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,029.00

FILNER, BOB - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $1,205.00

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
June 29, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (4 days)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Purpose - to demonstrate solidarity in the Environmental Movement of Olancho's March for Life. A march in protest of illegal logging in the Honduras and the system that corrupts it
Total Cost - $1,628.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Cuba
Co-sponsor(s): Urbanists International
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $1,380.00

MORAN, JERRY - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - examine agricultural trade opportunities in Cuba
Total Cost - $932.00

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
September 12, 2003 - September 15, 2003 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,150.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
April 23, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding trip on international prescription drug cost differential
Total Cost - $1,299.69

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - To meet with Cuban government officials, trade representatives and US interest section officials
Total Cost - $1,494.50

THOMPSON, MIKE - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,410.00

BOXER, BARBARA - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - California Trade
Total Cost - $1,910.00

HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD - Democratic Party
April 21, 2003 - April 24, 2003 (4 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,386.00

LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT - Democratic Party
May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $1,197.00

BAUCUS, MAX - Democratic Party
September 13, 2003 - September 15, 2003 (3 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $600.00

CONRAD, KENT - Democratic Party
February 19, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact finding mission primarily in the area of agriculture
Total Cost - $4,142.00

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Santa Barbara, CA
Purpose - Speaker at conference on the future of US-Cuba policy
Total Cost - $350.00

JEFFORDS, JAMES M - Independent Party
April 29, 2005 - May 4, 2005 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - To encourage greater trade with the State of Vermont and to investigate the current political and economic status of Cuba
Total Cost - $2,450.00

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.