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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.

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    Variation is key to deeper learning

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Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

University of California at Berkeley


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,111.15


Traveler: Carline Jelsma (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA, BESKELEY, CA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,386.00
source

Traveler: David Bonior (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,725.92
source

Traveler: Earl Blumenauer (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: BERKLEY, CA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THEIR URBANISM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $787.75
source

Traveler: Paul David Wellstone (from the office of Paul David Wellstone)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,787.00
source

Traveler: Bob Filner (from the office of Bob Filner)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Purpose: US-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,507.00
source

Traveler: Sherrod Brown (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM ON US-MEXICO
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,594.00
source

Traveler: Maxine Waters (from the office of Maxine Waters)
Destination: BERKELEY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT A PUBLIC FORUM ON HAITI, ATTENDED BY FACULTY, STUDETS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Date: Apr 15, 2004
Expense: $378.00
source

Traveler: Sherrod Brown (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Purpose: 3RD ANNUAL MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,414.36
source

Traveler: Gene Green (from the office of Gene Green)
Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $904.34
source

Traveler: Chris Cannon (from the office of Chris Cannon)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA-MORELIA, MEXICO-SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Purpose: U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM MEETING. THE FUTURES FORUM IS AN UNIQUE NETWORK OF LEADING POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ACTORS, WHO THINK ABOUT THE ISSUES FACING BOTH COUNTRIES
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,844.54
source

Traveler: Virginia Mosqueda (from the office of Linda Sanchez)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-MORELIA, MICHOACAN-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: STAFFED CONGRESSWOMAN LINDA SANCHEZ WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE THIRD ANNUL MEETING OF THE U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,148.90
source

Traveler: Linda Sanchez (from the office of Linda Sanchez)
Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA-HOUSTON, TX-MORELIA, MEXICO-HOUSTON, TX-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE THIRD ANNUAL UNITED STATES - MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,633.34
source



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.