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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 by*

Howard Diamond


Total cost of 13 trips: $48,681.87


Trips traveled under the office of Gary Ackerman

Destination: YEMEN
Sponsor: Thabet Group
Purpose: STUDY VISIT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,055.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: STUDY VISIT
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,135.00
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: State of Qatar
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,835.00
source

Destination: SYRIA, SAUDI ARABIA, EGYPT, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,703.17
source

Destination: MEETINGS IN CAIRO, ONE DAY IN LUXOR AT US AID SITE
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,753.00
source

Destination: LEBANON AND SYRIA
Sponsor: American Task Force for Lebanon
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 9, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,668.25
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING (WITH MEMBER)
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,437.00
source

Destination: BERLIN
Sponsor: Stanley Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,888.00
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: Turkish-American Business Forum Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION & CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,580.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TRAVEL WITH MEMBER
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,720.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $6,617.00
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $1,775.45
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,515.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Howard Diamond.


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.