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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

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Back to all reports

Northrop Grumman - $7,689.43 spent on 10 trips
38.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
61.7% spent on Republican Party

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
November 10, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Briefings on global hawk, EA6B, B2 and Fire Scout programs
Total Cost - $702.00

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
February 25, 2003 - February 25, 2003 (1 days)
Pascagoula, MS
Purpose - Mesa Verde Keel Laying
Total Cost - $1,210.00

WELDON, CURT - Republican Party
January 29, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (1 days)
Newport News, VA
Purpose - tour shipyard, educate chairman on ship-building issues
Total Cost - $865.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - attend Barksdale air show and tour facility
Total Cost - $1,004.75

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
March 18, 2004 - March 18, 2004 (1 days)
Omaha, NE
Purpose - fact-finding and remarks at event
Total Cost - $635.20

HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY - Republican Party
July 18, 2003 - July 18, 2003 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Serve as sponsor for the christening of the USS San Antonio
Total Cost - $275.33

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
February 13, 2004 - February 14, 2004 (2 days)
Pascagoula, MS
Purpose -
Total Cost - $602.50

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
November 10, 2004 - November 15, 2004 (6 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Palmdale, CA for briefings on B-2 program, Global Hawk E10 program - Space Park - El Segundo for briefings on classified programs
Total Cost - $1,234.65

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
June 27, 2005 - June 27, 2005 (1 days)
Huntsville, AL
Purpose - Ground breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Huntsville
Total Cost - $580.00

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
October 24, 2005 - October 24, 2005 (1 days)
Mobile, AL
Purpose - Ground-breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Alabama
Total Cost - $580.00

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.