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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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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

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Back to all reports

Congressional Economic Leadership Institute - $93,181.11 spent on 17 trips
64.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
35.5% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Venice, Italy
Purpose - Transatlantic study trip
Total Cost - $1,090.00

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
NV
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,136.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Venice, Italy
Purpose - TransAtlantic Policy Network -- Educational
Total Cost - $1,090.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
November 15, 2003 - November 23, 2003 (9 days)
Berlin, Germany - Strasbourg, France - Paris, France
Purpose - International relations and trade discussions
Total Cost - $15,801.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
April 12, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (6 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Germany
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - Speaking engagement - discussions of transatlantic policy issues
Total Cost - $13,238.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
April 10, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (11 days)
Budapest, Hungary - Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany - London, England
Purpose - speaker and participant in Transatlantic Policy Network meeting on US EU relations, speaker and participant in the US Germany Marshall Fund Seminar and panelist in the Parliamentary Assembly Interparliamentary forum on Transatlantic dialogue
Total Cost - $13,393.00

FARR, SAM - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Purpose - Meet with European leaders and discuss economic issues
Total Cost - $10,244.62

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Montreal, Canada
Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $1,282.24

LEVIN, SANDER - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - TPN winter meeting and CELI study visit
Total Cost - $5,592.25

MILLER, CANDICE S - Republican Party
April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany
Purpose - meeting with members of European Union, Parliament and other economic leaders
Total Cost - $12,568.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - trip focused on gaming and hospitality industries, nuclear waste disposal.
Total Cost - $1,335.00

NORTHUP, ANNE M - Republican Party
July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $1,180.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
July 7, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (2 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Study aviation safety and operation issues
Total Cost - $2,346.50

SAWYER, THOMAS - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Purpose - Study trip
Total Cost - $10,394.50

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,260.00

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Venice, Italy
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - participate in fall meeting
Total Cost - $1,230.00

LATOURETTE, STEVEN C - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (5 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - aviation conference. Wash, DC - Seattle - Wash, DC
Total Cost -

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.