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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

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  • 08.19.14

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Lexington Institute - $36,482.62 spent on 16 trips
55.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
44.6% spent on Republican Party

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,367.00

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
January 21, 2003 - January 23, 2003 (3 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Explore opportunities for US business and fact finding mission
Total Cost - $869.00

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Investigate opportunities for US business
Total Cost - $2,051.34

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba
Purpose - explore Cuba trade options and benefits
Total Cost - $2,420.50

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding and research for foreign policy issues
Total Cost - $2,558.02

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, meetings
Total Cost - $2,558.02

LOWEY, NITA M - Democratic Party
March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - US Cuba relations; policy
Total Cost - $2,558.02

LYNCH, STEPHEN F - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Official meetings with government and religious leaders
Total Cost - $2,420.50

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Meet Cuban trade officials, dissidents, and government officials
Total Cost - $2,558.02

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - trade meetings (wheat)
Total Cost - $2,051.34

SNYDER, VICTOR F - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $2,254.50

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
January 2, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (7 days)
Cuba
Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,584.00

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Discuss trade issues with Cuba
Total Cost - $2,558.02

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, educational, meetings with government officials
Total Cost - $2,502.00

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact- finding
Total Cost - $2,121.00

OTTER, C.L. BUTCH - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, meetings with Government officials
Total Cost - $2,051.34

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.