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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

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  • 08.19.14

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Back to all reports

Chicago Board Options Exchange - $7,926.90 spent on 7 trips
56.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
43.6% spent on Republican Party

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
October 26, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Purpose - Tours of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Total Cost - $1,794.49

UDALL, MARK E - Democratic Party
July 19, 2004 - July 19, 2004 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose - To participate in meetings with each of the sponsoring organizations.
Total Cost - $1,132.64

MCCARTHY, CAROLYN - Democratic Party
April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - To review operations of the sponsors and to discuss other financial services matters
Total Cost - $1,194.95

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - Educational trip to visit and learn about the exchanges
Total Cost - $1,275.09

KELLY, SUE W - Republican Party
April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - To have a firsthand look at how the markets operate, tour the trading floors and meet with traders and other market participants
Total Cost - $1,335.04

TIBERI, PATRICK JOSEPH - Republican Party
April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - Fact-finding tour to get a firsthand look at how the Chicago markets operate
Total Cost - $842.95

BEAN, MELISSA L - Democratic Party
April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Co-sponsor(s): Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost - $351.74

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.