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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

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars


Total cost of 10 trips: $4,653.75


Traveler: Lance Walker (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: AIRLIE, A CONFERENCE CENTER IN WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO "KICK OFF" AN ONGOING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA RELATED ISSUES. THE STAFF GROUP WAS BI-CAMERAL AND BI-PARTISAN
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $261.25
source

Traveler: Jennifer Keaton (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: THE PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO EDUCATE CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS ABOUT AFRICAN ISSUES INCLUDING HIV/AIDS, TRADE, AND SECURITY
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONT AFRICA
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Traveler: Kira Maas (from the office of Silvestre Reyes)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $522.50
source

Traveler: Mischa Thompson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: FORUM
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $522.50
source

Traveler: Samantha Stockman (from the office of Frank Wolf)
Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Jun 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $302.50
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: AIRLIE, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
source

Traveler: Alexis Brandt (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: Geoff Plague (from the office of Steny Hoyer)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $460.00
source

Traveler: Bill Harper (from the office of Betty Mccollum)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM RETREAT ON AFRICA
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
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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.