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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.
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Trips sponsored by

Witness for Peace


Total cost of 11 trips: $21,184.00


Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: MIAMI, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (12 days)
Expense: $1,925.00
source

Traveler: Christine Gleichert (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination:
Purpose: REVIEW AND ASSESS AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Mark Aumann (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: INVESTIGATE EFFECTS OF PLAN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Gene Smith (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BOGATA, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: J Spencer Freebairn (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: BOGOTA AND POPAYAN, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Joanne Warwick (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: BUGOTA, COLUMBIA POPOYAN CAUCA, COLUMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Paul Brotherton (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MEETINGS TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF U.S. POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: James Smith (from the office of J.C. Watts)
Destination: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (PAPAYAS)
Purpose: EXPLORE SECURITY ISSUES IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Sarah Bones (from the office of Curt Weldon)
Destination: BOGOTA & POPAYAS, COLOMBIA
Purpose: EXAMINE NEED FOR U.S. AID TO COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Gash (from the office of Lane Evans)
Destination: BOGOTA & POPYAN, COLUMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING OF US FOREIGN POLICY IN COLUMBIA
Date: Sep 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Barwig (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: BOGOTA: MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA
Purpose: LABOR & ENVIRONMENTAL DELEGATION
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $2,060.00
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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.