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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

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 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.
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Trips sponsored by

Brazil Information Center


Total cost of 7 trips: $46,548.20


Traveler: Bryn Stewart (from the office of Craig Thomas)
Destination: BRASILIA, BRAZIL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BRAZILIA-RIO
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ BRAZIL GOVERNMENT ON TRADE, FTAA; DIALOGUE W/ LEGISLATIVE COUNTERPARTS; MEETING W/ IADB
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $6,640.60
source

Traveler: Thad Huguley (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: BRASILIA - RIO DA JANEIRO
Purpose: U.S./BRAZIL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DIALOGUE AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Traveler: David Stewart (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: BRASILIA, BRAZIL-RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Purpose: INTER-PARLIAMENTARY STAFF EXCHANGE; DISCUSSION OF TRADE ISSUES RELATED TO MULTI-LATERAL TRADE AGREEMENTS INVOLVING THE U.S. AND BRAZIL
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Traveler: David Cavicke (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO AND BRASILIAM BRAZIL
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY DIALOGUE WITH BRAZIL CONGRESS ON TRADE AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,604.60
source

Traveler: Chris Leahy (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: BRASILIA AND RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY DIALOGUE WITH THE BRAZILIAN CONGRESS ON TRADE AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: BRASILIA, BRAZIL TO RIO DE JAINERO
Purpose: TO CREATE STRONGER TRES BETWEEN THE US AND BRAZIL, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY ON DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES AND FIND WAYS TO BELIEVE CONSENSUS ON MATTERS CURRENTLY OR DISPUTE
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
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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

    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.