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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.

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Washington Office on Latin America - $19,547.62 spent on 10 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
February 20, 2000 - February 24, 2000 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding trip to evaluate the impact of the US Embargo on the people of Cuba
Total Cost - $2,411.62

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
April 15, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact-finding. To facilitate education and cultural exchanges between Massachusetts universities and Cuban counterparts
Total Cost - $2,150.00

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
February 16, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (7 days)
Colombia
Purpose - fact finding delegation
Total Cost - $1,930.76

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (7 days)
Colombia
Purpose - Fact-finding delegation
Total Cost - $2,656.48

MCGOVERN, JAMES P - Democratic Party
February 17, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (5 days)
Colombia
Purpose - fact-finding delegation to Colombia
Total Cost - $2,145.88

MCNULTY, MICHAEL R - Democratic Party
February 20, 2000 - February 24, 2000 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Educational fact-finding trip to Cuba
Total Cost - $1,806.17

MOAKLEY, JOE - Democratic Party
April 15, 2000 - April 19, 2000 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - creating dialogue and exchanges between education leaders Massachusetts and Cuba
Total Cost - $1,792.00

SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D - Democratic Party
February 16, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (7 days)
Colombia
Purpose - fact finding delegation to Colombia
Total Cost - $1,930.76

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
October 10, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (4 days)
El Paso, TX
Purpose - Fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $1,280.38

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
October 11, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (3 days)
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Co-sponsor(s): Latin American Working Group
Purpose - Fact finding mission regarding Ciudad Juarez murders
Total Cost - $1,443.57

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.