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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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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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Jeff Donarski


Total cost of 9 trips: $18,624.65


Trips traveled under the office of Xavier Becerra

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AT CSHS
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,862.40
source

Destination: PASADENA, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NHPF LOS ANGELES MANAGED CARE SITE VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $691.39
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Environment Industry Association
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT DISCUSSING FEDERAL TAX POLICY AT WASTEEXPO 2002
Date: May 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $882.92
source

Destination: GREATER SAN DIEGO/LA JOLLA REGION
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: VISIT PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES AND ATTEND POLICY LECTURES
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,963.24
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Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Annie E Casey Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, LBJ SCHOOL ON ISSUES RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT AND FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR FAMILIES LIVING NEAR THE SOUTHWEST BORDER
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $696.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE BOND MARKETS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: THE NETHERLANDS (AMSTERDAM AND THE HAGUE)-BELGIUM (BRUSSELS)-POLAND (WARSAW)
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: THE TRIP WAS A FACT-FINDING TRIP INCLUDING A NUMBER OF MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BRIEFINGS ON TAX-RELATED ISSUES
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $8,303.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Lafalce

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,565.00
source

Destination: BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: American Council on Germany
Purpose: 22ND AMERICAN-GERMAN YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,955.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Jeff Donarski.


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.