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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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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Trips sponsored by

Wildlife Conservation Society


Total cost of 12 trips: $19,936.00


Traveler: Tamera Luzzatto (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THIS NY-BASED ORGANIZATION AND ITS EFFORTS TO PRESERVE IMPT ECOSYSTEMS SPECIAL WHILE PROMOTING NEEDS ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN THIS COUNTRY
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,096.00
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Traveler: Jim Messina (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, MARINE RESERVES AND CONSERVATION, MEET W/PUBLIC OFFICIALS NGO REPS AND SCIENTISTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
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Traveler: Brett Heimov (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: DC TO CHARLOTTE, NC TO BELIZE CITY, BELIZE & RETURN
Purpose: CONSERVATION EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
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Traveler: Robert Taub (from the office of John Mchugh)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Wendy Darwell (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: BELIZE CITY, BELIZE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Ellyn Toscano (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Polly Trottenberg (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Anne Marie Anzalone (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: EXPLORE NATURAL WILDLIFE PRESERVES
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,530.00
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Traveler: Christine Pollack (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO BELIZE CITY, BELIZE
Purpose: TO OBSERVE AND LEARN ABOUT THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY'S CONSERVATION EFFECTS IN BELIZE AS CONGRESSMAN SHAW'S LEAD STAFFER ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Nadine Berg (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: BELIZE CITY
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TROPICAL FORESTS AND MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Christopher Fish (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TOUR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS CONGRESSMAN SWEENEY IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Traveler: Franklin Thompson (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: WASH DC-BELIZE, C.A.
Purpose: GROUP WAS TO LEARN OF THE UNITED STATES EFFORTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION AND WILDLIFE PRESERVATION EFFORTS. MEMBER IS CO-CHAIR OF HOUSE INT'L CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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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.