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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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Service Employees & Industries Union - $19,231.37 spent on 12 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
August 24, 2001 - August 24, 2001 (1 days)
Oakland, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,251.50

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
January 24, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Speech, SEIU Executive Board
Total Cost - $794.00

WELLSTONE, PAUL DAVID - Democratic Party
May 20, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (1 days)
Pittsburgh, PA
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $331.00

WELLSTONE, PAUL DAVID - Democratic Party
September 29, 2000 - September 30, 2000 (2 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,683.89

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
November 4, 2002 - November 4, 2002 (1 days)
Albany, NY
Purpose - speaking to unions/CSEA event. White Plains, NY -Albany - White Plains, NY
Total Cost - $850.45

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
April 22, 2005 - April 25, 2005 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Service Employees & Industries Union: "Dialogue of Puerto Rican Leaders on Social Issues"
Total Cost - $777.40

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (2 days)
Puerto Rico - Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Participation in SEIU immigration rally and various events
Total Cost - $3,708.65

GRIJALVA, RAUL M MR. - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, Aetna, AHIP, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Purpose - Minority health summit
Total Cost - $2,223.86

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, America's Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Group
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,458.82

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 23, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, Aetna, AARP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Total Cost - $1,207.80

SANCHEZ, LINDA - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, Aetna, AHIP, United, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Total Cost - $1,507.38

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AHIP, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Purpose - Minority health summit
Total Cost - $1,436.62

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.