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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.
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Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

National Center for Family Literacy


Total cost of 11 trips: $8,714.47


Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: SEVERAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE FOR THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR FAMILY LITERACY TO DISCUSS FAMILY LITERACY
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,459.14
source

Traveler: William Goodling (from the office of William Goodling)
Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $418.00
source

Traveler: Lynn Selmser (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: TENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LITERACY, MARCH 18-20 IN DALLAS, TEXAS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LITERACY
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $969.23
source

Traveler: Lauren Gibbs (from the office of Raul Grijalva)
Destination: ORLANDO
Purpose: SPEAKING AT SEVERAL POLICY WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $971.70
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE, ATTEND CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Date: Feb 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.00
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: DULLES/ORLANDO AIRPORT
Purpose: PANEL TO DISCUSS FAMILY LITERACY IN THE HEAD START ACT
Date: Mar 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $984.00
source

Traveler: Lauren Gibbs (from the office of Raul Grijalva)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD MEETING ON BEHALF OF THE CONGRESSMAN
Date: Apr 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $531.30
source

Traveler: Laura Schiebelhut (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAMS OF THE NCFL'S HISPANIC FAMILY LITERACY INITIATIVE
Date: Apr 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $315.20
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: SPEAK AT NCFL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $485.00
source

Traveler: Susan Brown (from the office of Anne Northup)
Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Purpose: 2005 FAMILY LITERACY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 25, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $396.90
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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.