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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

University of Virginia


Total cost of 15 trips: $7,344.50


Traveler: Evan Bayh (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: THE SENATOR WAS ASKED TO BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S LAW SCHOOL'S CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE LAW
Date: Mar 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,109.50
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Traveler: Louise Mcintosh Slaughter (from the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Purpose: DISCUSS THE MEMBER'S LEGISLATION REGARDING GENETIC NON DISCRIMINATION
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $143.32
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Traveler: John Robinson (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: UVA-CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TOUR, VISIT, MEETINGS AT UVA MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
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Traveler: Judy Mattox (from the office of Virgil Goode)
Destination: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $634.57
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Traveler: Kathryn Scott (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination:
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
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Traveler: Renee Mcdonald (from the office of James Moran)
Destination:
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: CONDUCT A FORUM AT THE MILLER CENTER
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $356.81
source

Traveler: George Yin (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TEACH A CLASS IN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $104.95
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Traveler: Michael Haltzel (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TO DELIVER A LECTURE ON "NATO AFTER THE ISTANBUL SUMMIT" AT THE MILLER CENTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $291.00
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Traveler: Lamar Alexander (from the office of Lamar Alexander)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: SPEAKER AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Expense: $970.40
source

Traveler: Greg Nickerson (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS GUEST PANEL SPEAKER ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROVISIONS OF H.R. 4520, THE AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT
Date: Nov 19, 2004
Expense: $40.00
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Traveler: Jeffrey Petrich (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-ARLINGTON, VA
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR GOVERNMENT LEGAL CAREERS WORKSHOP AT THE 2005 CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $192.00
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Traveler: Evan Bayh (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT UVA LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 22, 2005
Expense: $821.41
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Traveler: Melissa Bartlett (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: ATTEND A CONGRESSIONAL FAMILIARIZATION PROGRAM AT UVA REGARDING ISSUES PERTAINING TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $277.05
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Traveler: Darcie Brickner (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP INCLUDING TOUR OF CENTER AND BRIEFINGS FROM DEAN OF MEDICAL SCHOOL AND CEO OF MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $708.05
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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.