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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

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Back to all reports

Edison Electric Institute - $25,320.15 spent on 15 trips
13.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
86.1% spent on Republican Party

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - To deliver the keynote address at the Edison Electric Institute National Accts. Workshop
Total Cost - $734.80

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 4, 2001 - September 5, 2001 (2 days)
CO
Purpose - Attend and speak to CEO forum - energy issues
Total Cost - $1,951.25

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
September 1, 2003 - September 3, 2003 (3 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Speak to the Board of Directors and members of the Edison Electric Institute Conference
Total Cost - $1,592.33

PALLONE, FRANK JR - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Total Cost - $2,871.00

PICKERING, CHARLES W JR - Republican Party
June 2, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speech on energy policy
Total Cost - $1,415.00

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Guest speaker for EEI's policy committee on public and governmental affairs
Total Cost - $1,283.00

MURKOWSKI, FRANK - Republican Party
January 9, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (7 days)
London, England - Madrid, Spain
Co-sponsor(s): BP, Rio Tinto
Purpose - World Energy briefings by BP, intl. Mineral Market, Forecast for 2000 and beyond briefings by Rio Tinto, meeting with Spanish Electric Association and a site visit to their nuclear plant facilities
Total Cost - $5,644.37

MURKOWSKI, FRANK - Republican Party
January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - speech and discussion panel participant at the institute's CEO meeting
Total Cost - $6,234.29

SMITH, ROBERT - Republican Party
February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,050.27

SMITH, GORDON HAROLD - Republican Party
February 18, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (2 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $419.50

VOINOVICH, GEORGE V - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - EEI Energy Conference
Total Cost - $291.13

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking engagement for Edison Electric Institute conference, attend Brookings Institute conference. Philadelphia - Las Vegas
Total Cost - $651.81

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
January 6, 2005 - January 6, 2005 (1 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Speaking engagement to EEI CEO Conference
Total Cost - $181.40

DOMENICI, PETE V - Republican Party
January 7, 2004 - January 7, 2004 (1 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Co-sponsor(s): Public Service Co of New Mexico
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
February 15, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.