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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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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Trips sponsored by

Yale University


Total cost of 16 trips: $9,705.36


Traveler: Daniel Patrick Moynihan (from the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: RECIEVE HONORARY DEGREE
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,710.00
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Traveler: Daniel Patrick Moynihan (from the office of Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $840.84
source

Traveler: Peter Brookes (from the office of Benjamin Gilman)
Destination: YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: GIVE LECTURE
Date: Dec 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $263.00
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Traveler: Christi Harlan (from the office of Phil Gramm)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Purpose: SPEAK AT CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR ON CAPITOL HILL JOBS; MEET WITH STUDENTS, ONE ON ONE
Date: Feb 19, 2001
Expense: $418.93
source

Traveler: David Abremowitz (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Traveler: Eleanor Holmes Norton (from the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE OPENING ADDRESS AT THE RACE, VALUES AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROCESS: A SCHOLAR WORKING CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF THE LEGACY OF THE HONORABLE A. LEON HIGGINBOTHAM, JR. DINNER.
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $410.58
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK - NEW HAVEN - BOSTON (AIR & RAIL)
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN JUDGE HIGGINBOTHAM CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $475.85
source

Traveler: Lynn Rivers (from the office of Lynn Rivers)
Destination: TEA, DINNER AND KEYNOTE SPEECH
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH * YPU MEETING
Date: Mar 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $632.00
source

Traveler: Aaron Klein (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: NEW HAVEN CONN TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Purpose: TO GIVE A LECTURE
Date: Mar 26, 2002
Expense: $155.00
source

Traveler: Vernon Ehlers (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN CT
Purpose: SPEAK AT MAJOR SYMPOSIUM
Date: May 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $964.00
source

Traveler: Keith Hand (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION OF CHINESE LEGAL REFORM TO THE CHINA LAW CENTER AT YALE UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $403.00
source

Traveler: David Dorsey (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 8, 2004
Expense: $162.00
source

Traveler: Lois Capps (from the office of Lois Capps)
Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: SPEECH ON NURSING AND PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: TETERBORO, NJ-NEW HAVEN, CT-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: FEATURED SPEAKER AT ANNUAL HERBERT WALKER SERIES AT YALE UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $935.19
source

Traveler: Portia Wu (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: D.C. & NEW HAVEN, CT
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL AND MEET WITH STUDENTS ABOUT LABOR POLICY AND CAREERS ON CAPITOL HILL
Date: Apr 7, 2005
Expense: $334.00
source

Traveler: Eleanor Holmes Norton (from the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton)
Destination: HARTFORD, CO
Purpose: YALE UNIVERSITY CLASS DAY SPEAKER
Date: May 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $693.97
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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.