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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

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Trips sponsored by

United States-Indonesia Society


Total cost of 35 trips: $222,312.24


Traveler: Sheila Murphy (from the office of Thomas Daschle)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: TO MEET WITH SENIOR INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NGO'S PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS & OTHERS A ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE US AND INDONESIA
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $6,890.90
source

Traveler: Paul Matulic (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION VISIT TO MEET W/ NEW GOVERNMENT
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $6,890.90
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Traveler: Mark Brown (from the office of Tim Roemer)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INTERWORKINGS OF DEMOCRACY IN INDONES:
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $6,585.00
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Traveler: Brad Smith (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,405.00
source

Traveler: Rob Leebern (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose:
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,890.90
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Traveler: Nicole Smith (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOV'T, PRIVATE SECTOR AND NGO'S IN INDONESIA
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,890.90
source

Traveler: Jamal Simmons (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA & BALI, INDONESIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,890.90
source

Traveler: Donald Carlson (from the office of Bill Archer)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: CONG. STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,265.90
source

Traveler: Karen Frederickson (from the office of Earl Pomeroy)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGAKARTA & DENDASAR, INDONESIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,593.90
source

Traveler: Theresa Mcniel (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: STUDY THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN INDONESIA
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $6,766.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Messner (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: JAPAN TO INDONESIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
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Traveler: Kenneth Kraft (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA, AND BALI, INDONESIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Traveler: Michael Schiffer (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA AND BALI, INDONESIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, POLITICAL LEADERS, RELIGIOUS FIGURES, MEMBERS OF THE U.S. BUSINESS COMMUNITY, U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, JOURNALISTS AND ACADEMICS
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Traveler: George Shevlin (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: JAPAN (LAYOVER)-INDONESIA-HONG KONG
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT FINDING, IMPROVE RELATIONS
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Traveler: Alicia O'donnell (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,766.50
source

Traveler: Thomas Loo (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA AND OTHER SITES
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - SPECIAL FOCUS ON REFORMS & BANKING
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $7,411.90
source

Traveler: John Mccamman (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO MEET W/ GOV'T OFFICIALS & LEARN OF INDONESIAN ISSUES & CONCERNS
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $7,032.50
source

Traveler: Tom Lafaille (from the office of Mike Thompson)
Destination: JAKARTA-YOGYAKASGA-DEN PASAR
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $7,411.90
source

Traveler: George Dalley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGJAKARTA AND BALI, INDONESIA
Purpose: TO GAIN AN APPRECIATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND INDONESIA
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (14 days)
Expense: $8,950.40
source

Traveler: Kathie Scarrah (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA, BALI-INDONESIA
Purpose: MEET WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, NGOS, US EMBASSY, BUSINESS
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $7,411.90
source

Traveler: David Safavian (from the office of Chris Cannon)
Destination: DC-JAPAN, JAKARTA, JOGJAKARTA (INDONESIA), BALI (INDONESIA)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING BILATERAL RELATIONS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $7,411.90
source

Traveler: David Dettoni (from the office of Frank Wolf)
Destination:
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT U.S.-INDONESIA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $7,411.90
source

Traveler: Pete Spiro (from the office of Tim Roemer)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA & BALI, INDONESIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING EXCHANGE AND
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $7,411.90
source

Traveler: Ed Mcdonald (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA AND BALI, INDONESIA
Purpose: TO MEET WITH VARIOUS INDONESIAN OFFICIALS AND GROUPS TO DISCUSS ISSUESAFFECTING US-INDONESIAN RELATIONS
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $7,411.90
source

Traveler: Mark Walker (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA-BALI, INDONESIA
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Traveler: Yelena Vaynberg (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: JAKARTA/YOGYKARTA/BALI
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INDONESIA
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Traveler: Eric Johnson (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: JAKARTA, YOGYAKARTA & BALI
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Traveler: David Morgenstern (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 27, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,502.00
source

Traveler: Mark Morrison (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: TO MEET WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND OTHER BUSINESS AND EDUCATIONAL GROUPS TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT POLICIES AND CONDITIONS
Date: Aug 27, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,698.00
source

Traveler: Jonathan Dilley (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: INDONESIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO DISCOVER/UNDERSTAND ISSUES RELATED TO INDONESIA'S EDUCATION SYSTEM, MILITARY STRUCTURE, ECONOMY, AND OTHER SECRETARIAL ISSUES.
Date: Aug 27, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,570.24
source

Traveler: Don Macdonald (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ SECURITY POLITICAL JUDICIAL OFFICIALS, US OFFICIALS, HERMAN RIGHTS AND OTHER NGOS
Date: Aug 27, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,577.00
source

Traveler: Jacob Kurtzer (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: JAKARTA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT TO INDONESIA TO MEET WITH LEADERS FROM THE GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, EDUCATION, NGO, AND NON-PROFIT COMMUNITIES
Date: Aug 27, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,502.00
source

Traveler: Nathan Britton (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: JAKARTA (VIA NYC, SINGAPORE, MEDAN, BANDA ACEH)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,473.00
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Traveler: Judah Ariel (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: MEDAN-BANDA ACEH-JAKARTA-SINGAPORE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING MISSION TO INDONESIA
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $4,473.00
source

Traveler: Sean Hughes (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: NEW YORK - SINGAPORE - MEDAN - BANDA ACEH - JAKARTA - SINGAPAORE - NEW YORK
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,473.00
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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.