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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

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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

Business Software Alliance


Total cost of 13 trips: $26,450.52


Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CALIF.
Purpose: MEET WITH HIGH TECH COMPANIES TO DISCUSS ISSUES PENDING BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
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Traveler: James Hunter (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CA & SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
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Traveler: Kathryn Webb (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: PALO ALTO, CA
Purpose: HIGH TECH CONFERENCE AND BRIEFING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
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Traveler: James Cobb (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; PALO ALTO, CA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING-BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE STAFF TRIP TO SILICON VALLEY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.20
source

Traveler: Cameron Gilreath (from the office of Lamar Smith)
Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: George Rogers (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: WASH. DC TO IAD (DULLES) TO SAN FRANCISCO/PALO ALTO & RETURN
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,043.20
source

Traveler: Lawrence Seyfriez (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination:
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: J J Piskadlo (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: PALO ALTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: Greg Garcia (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Purpose: TOUR HIGH TECH COMPANY SITES; REVIEW POLICY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Traveler: Nicole Gustafson (from the office of Steve King)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: RSA CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
source

Traveler: Ashley Proctor (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: WASHINGTON/IAD TO SAN FRANCISCO TO SEATTLE TO WASHINGTON
Purpose: ATTEND RSA SECURITY CONFERENCE, MEET WITH IT COMPANIES
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,258.18
source

Traveler: Carla Buckner (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: TO GATHER INFORMATION ON LATEST SECURITY TRENDS IN COMPUTER/TECH INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
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Traveler: Nancy Scola (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: ATTEND RSA CONFERENCE (ON INFORMATION SECURITY)
Date: Feb 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.18
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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.