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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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Trips sponsored by

Council on Foreign Relations


Total cost of 15 trips: $23,993.66


Traveler: Carl Levin (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: DEBATE ON NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE WITH ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE SENATE
Date: Feb 17, 2000
Expense: $259.90
source

Traveler: Thad Cochran (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 17, 2000
Expense: $97.00
source

Traveler: Gordon Smith (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A DEBATE
Date: Oct 10, 2000
Expense: $609.40
source

Traveler: Richard Durbin (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: SAN JUAN
Purpose: ATTEND CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS 2000 ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,282.55
source

Traveler: Robert King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 20, 2001
Expense: $111.00
source

Traveler: Stephen Kroll (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN LUNCHEON PROGRAM DISCUSSING TERRORISM, MONEY LAUNDERING, AND THE USA PATRIOT ACT
Date: Dec 4, 2001
Expense: $343.00
source

Traveler: Patricia Mcnerney (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: ATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS CONFERENCE: AMERICA AND EUROPE: AT A NEW CROSSROADS?
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $892.00
source

Traveler: Norman Dicks (from the office of Norman Dicks)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CFR PANEL EVENT ON "BUSH'S DEFENSE POLICY PROPOSAL"
Date: May 13, 2002
Expense: $335.00
source

Traveler: Chuck Hagel (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEMBERS
Date: May 20, 2002
Expense: $567.50
source

Traveler: Richard Durbin (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO
Purpose: ATTEND THE ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $14,461.00
source

Traveler: David Olson (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A MEETING
Date: Dec 12, 2002
Expense: $235.00
source

Traveler: Chuck Hagel (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEMBERS
Date: Dec 16, 2002
Expense: $995.06
source

Traveler: Frederic Baron (from the office of Barbara Mikulski)
Destination: ISTANBUL AND ANKARA, TURKEY
Purpose: COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS ATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,450.00
source

Traveler: Chuck Hagel (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 11, 2004
Expense: $890.90
source

Traveler: Edward Levine (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION OF "THE ATLANTIC STORM WAR GAME: LESSONS FOR SMALLPOX AND INFLUENZAA."
Date: Jun 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $464.35
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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.