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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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Globe USA - $8,692.95 spent on 6 trips
0.0% spent on Democratic Party
3.7% spent on Independent Party
96.3% spent on Republican Party

GREENWOOD, JAMES C - Republican Party
November 17, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (4 days)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Purpose - To attend GLOBE International Executive Committee meeting in the Hague
Total Cost - $2,833.00

GREENWOOD, JAMES C - Republican Party
February 5, 2001 - February 6, 2001 (2 days)
Nairobi, Kenya - Kiunga, Kenya - Lamu, Kenya - Shimoni, Kenya
Purpose - Visit local government conservation programs
Total Cost - $3,220.28

GREENWOOD, JAMES C - Republican Party
November 30, 2001 - December 3, 2001 (4 days)
Paris, France
Purpose - Speak about alternative energy and pollution issues on the opening panel of the Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts.
Total Cost - $771.47

GREENWOOD, JAMES C - Republican Party
June 22, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (2 days)
Tarrytown, NY
Purpose - Participate in conference of how Export Credit Agencies impact the global climate system and the role they play in financing energy and fossil fuel infrastructure in developing countries with other legislators.
Total Cost - $310.00

GREENWOOD, JAMES C - Republican Party
July 13, 2001 - July 15, 2001 (3 days)
Queenstown, MD
Purpose - The International Legislators' Conference on Clean Energy and the 16th GLOBE International General Assembly.
Total Cost - $1,233.20

JEFFORDS, JAMES M - Independent Party
July 13, 2001 - July 14, 2001 (2 days)
Queenstown, MD
Purpose - Conference on clean technologies and alternative energy as ways of reducing gas emissions and addressing global climate change
Total Cost - $325.00

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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  • 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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.