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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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Trips by*

Christine Drager


Total cost of 6 trips: $5,860.11


Trips traveled under the office of Frank Murkowski

Destination: PRUDHOE BAY, DEADHORSE, ALASKA
Sponsor: BP plc (BP Amoco)
Purpose: ON THE GROUND FACT FINDING TRIP OF THE OIL AND GAS FACILITIES IN PRUHOE BAY
Date: Aug 21, 2002
Expense: $560.00
source

Destination: GREENS CREEK MINE, JUNEAU, ALASKA
Sponsor: Kennecott
Purpose: ON THE GROUND FACTFINDING TRIP OF AN OPERATIONAL SILVER/ZINC MINE LOCATED WITHIN A NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: Aug 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $692.98
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Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 4TH ANNUAL SPRING POLICY SUMMIT
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $539.00
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Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.92
source

Destination: HOT SPRING, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL AT THE EIA ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,456.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW - A CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY SHOW THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT ISSUES SUCH AS DIGITAL CONVERSATION, SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,611.21
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christine Drager.


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.