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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.

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.

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

ABC News - $51,964.33 spent on 29 trips
81.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
18.7% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
September 27, 2001 - September 29, 2001 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Interview plus speech
Total Cost - $692.18

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Santa Ana, CA - Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To speak in panel to Corporate Alliances Partner Summit
Total Cost - $6,294.88

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Television Appearance - speaking
Total Cost - $2,514.50

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
April 1, 2002 - April 2, 2002 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - appearance on program
Total Cost - $2,901.19

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Anaheim, CA
Co-sponsor(s): MIS Training Institute, NBC - Meet the Press
Purpose - Speech to MIS on information / Internet security issues, meetings with Disney executives on legislative issues, speech to Universal employees on intellectual property issues.
Total Cost - $2,011.63

GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN - Republican Party
May 3, 2003 - May 3, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY - Columbia, SC
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $828.00

HUTCHINSON, WILLIAM ASA - Republican Party
October 17, 2000 - October 18, 2000 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - appearance on televised program
Total Cost - $1,791.60

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
August 5, 2000 - August 5, 2000 (1 days)
Toronto, Canada
Purpose - return to Washington for media appearance
Total Cost - $455.04

SWEENEY, JOHN E - Republican Party
May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Not specified
Purpose - taping of "This Week"
Total Cost - $330.43

UDALL, TOM - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - November 27, 2000 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - News and analysis program
Total Cost - $835.10

WILSON, HEATHER A - Republican Party
September 19, 2003 - September 20, 2003 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - appeared as guest on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss public policy issues
Total Cost - $799.43

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 7, 2001 - April 8, 2001 (2 days)
Dover, DE - Orlando, FL
Purpose - appearance on "This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts"
Total Cost - $2,447.50

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 5, 2003 - April 5, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "This Week"
Total Cost - $245.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 14, 2003 - May 14, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Interview on ABC news
Total Cost - $170.85

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 29, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher"
Total Cost - $8,410.75

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 25, 2004 - April 25, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "This Week"
Total Cost - $647.29

CLELAND, JOSEPH MAXWELL - Democratic Party
April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appear on "This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts"
Total Cost - $1,295.40

HUTCHINSON, TIM - Republican Party
March 16, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - interview with ABC News
Total Cost - $1,350.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 23, 2001 - January 23, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Good Morning America
Total Cost - $55.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 21, 2001 - January 21, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Total Cost - $140.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
March 18, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Total Cost - $140.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
August 5, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Total Cost - $140.00

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
Anaheim, CA
Purpose - Participate in bipartisan congressional panel on issues before 107th Congress
Total Cost - $895.00

EDWARDS, JOHN R - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
CA
Purpose - to attend corporate alliances summit
Total Cost - $7,492.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
February 25, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Media purposes
Total Cost - $1,533.38

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 18, 2004 - September 19, 2004 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Appearance on "This Week"
Total Cost - $374.83

WELDON, DAVE - Republican Party
March 26, 2005 - March 28, 2005 (3 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - The purpose of the trip was to appear on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
Total Cost - $587.90

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 16, 2005 - February 19, 2005 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher"
Total Cost - $6,585.45

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "This Week"
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.