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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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    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.

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.

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Yale Center for Int'l Area Studies - $10,251.23 spent on 12 trips
68.7% spent on Democratic Party
4.5% spent on Independent Party
26.8% spent on Republican Party

CAPPS, LOIS G - Democratic Party
June 4, 2003 - June 5, 2003 (2 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - speech on Nursing and Public Policy
Total Cost - $1,032.00

EHLERS, VERNON J - Republican Party
May 2, 2002 - May 3, 2002 (2 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - speech at major symposium
Total Cost - $964.00

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
February 22, 2002 - February 23, 2002 (2 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - participation in Judge Higginbotham Conference
Total Cost - $475.85

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES - Democratic Party
February 22, 2002 - February 23, 2002 (2 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - To deliver the opening address at the Race, Values and the American Legal Process dinner/conference
Total Cost - $410.58

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - Speech at Yale Political Science Alumni Reunion
Total Cost - $308.00

RIVERS, LYNN NANCY - Democratic Party
March 4, 2002 - March 5, 2002 (2 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - deliver keynote speech at Yale Political Union meeting
Total Cost - $632.00

MOYNIHAN, DANIEL PATRICK - Democratic Party
May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - receive honorary degree
Total Cost - $1,710.00

MOYNIHAN, DANIEL PATRICK - Democratic Party
September 22, 2000 - September 23, 2000 (2 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $840.84

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
July 6, 2004 - July 6, 2004 (1 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - Keynote speaker - Yale Howard Partnership Center on Reducing Health Disparities Yale University
Total Cost - $465.00

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
October 4, 2004 - October 5, 2004 (2 days)
New Haven, CT
Purpose - Featured speaker at annual Herbert Walker Series at Yale University
Total Cost - $935.19

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES - Democratic Party
May 21, 2005 - May 22, 2005 (2 days)
Hartford, CT
Purpose - Yale University Class Day speaker
Total Cost - $693.97

LEACH, JAMES A - Republican Party
October 7, 2005 - October 10, 2005 (4 days)
Aspen, CO
Purpose - To deliver a keynote address and participate in a conference on the environment and climate change
Total Cost - $1,783.80

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.