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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

    This is your brain on language

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Trips sponsored by

American Airlines


Total cost of 18 trips: $12,493.27


Traveler: Patrick Souders (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: DALLAS/FT. WORTH, TX
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR/MEETINGS
Date: Jan 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $750.00
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Traveler: Richard Bender (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: STAFF GROUP TO DISCUSS AIRLINE ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $658.00
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Traveler: Julian Norment (from the office of Ernest Hollings)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY BY TOURING FACILITY
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Askia Suruma (from the office of Martin Frost)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: TRANSPORTATION BRIEFING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Heidi Stirrup (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: TO OBSERVE AM. AIRLINES' OPERATIONS, LEARN ABOUT LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN AIRLINE INDUSTRY, DISCUSS RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.00
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Traveler: Heather Lepeska (from the office of Jerry Costello)
Destination: DALLAS
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF MAJOR AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Richard Grant (from the office of Thomas Ewing)
Destination: DALLAS, TX
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF AIRLINE INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: John Dasilva (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination:
Purpose: STAFF EDUCATION
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $672.00
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Traveler: Paul Giuliano (from the office of Tim Holden)
Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS AMERICAN AIRLINE HQ'S
Purpose: TO SEE THE HQ OF AMERICAN AIRLINES & THE COMPLEXITY OF THE AIRLINE BUSINESS
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Tricia Loveland (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
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Traveler: Ruth Van Mark (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: TULS, OK & DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX
Purpose: VIEW MAINTENANCE FACILITY IN TULSA, OK & THEN TRAVEL TO DALLAS - FT WORTH, FOR DISCUSSIONS W/ AMERICAN AIRLINE SERVICE OFFICERS
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $372.00
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Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: FT. WORTH, TULSA OKLAHOMA-DALLAS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $371.50
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Traveler: Charles Rangel (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINIAN REPUBLIC
Purpose: PROMOTION OF TRADE AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Jun 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
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Traveler: Leanna Gutierrez (from the office of Bill Nelson)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: VISIT MIA; VIEW AMERICAN AIRLINES TERMINALS; CARGO AREA; GENERAL OVERVIEW OF SECURELY AND CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,175.00
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Traveler: Jason Onimet (from the office of Saxby Chambliss)
Destination: MIAMI, FL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $861.37
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Traveler: Charles Cooper (from the office of Mario Diaz-Balart)
Destination: MIA
Purpose: BAGGAGE SECURITY & CARGO ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $861.37
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Traveler: Jacob Kurtz (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: MIA
Purpose: BAGGAGE SECURITY & CARGO ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,074.03
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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.