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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

    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.

Back to all reports

Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters - $24,690.40 spent on 11 trips
76.4% spent on Democratic Party
23.6% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
July 17, 2000 - July 18, 2000 (2 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,100.00

COSTELLO, JERRY F - Democratic Party
November 14, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (4 days)
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico
Purpose - Fact finding trip on the effects of NAFTA on its 10th anniversary
Total Cost - $2,284.52

GRIJALVA, RAUL M MR. - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Purpose - Study the effect of NAFTA and other international trade agreements on the US - Mexico border
Total Cost - $1,522.66

KAPTUR, MARCY - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (6 days)
Mexico
Purpose - To study effects of NAFTA
Total Cost - $3,125.00

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $478.00

SANDERS, BERNARD - Independent Party
November 13, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (6 days)
El Paso, TX - Juarez, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico
Purpose - to study effects of trade policy and attended meetings with officials and a number of community leaders
Total Cost - $5,822.57

SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV - El Paso, TX - Mexico City, Mexico
Purpose - NAFTA tour
Total Cost - $3,819.00

STRICKLAND, TED - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (5 days)
Mexico City, Mexico
Purpose - To learn more about the affects of NAFTA
Total Cost - $2,762.28

DASCHLE, THOMAS ANDREW - Democratic Party
June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - keynote address
Total Cost - $1,839.00

SANCHEZ, LINDA - Democratic Party
November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
San Salvador, El Salvador
Purpose - To monitor the status of the Soto murder investigation
Total Cost - $1,060.02

MILLER, GEORGE - Democratic Party
March 13, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (2 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Featured speaker at Teamsters' annual meeting re Social Security & Multi-Employer Benefit Plans
Total Cost - $877.35

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.