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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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Trips by*

Robin Goracke


Total cost of 3 trips: $6,301.38


Trips traveled under the office of Collin Peterson

Destination: WASHINGTON, DULLES TO LAX AIRPORT TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXTENSIVE TRADE THAT GOES ON BETWEEN TAIWAN AND THE STATE OF MN AS WELL AS THE USA, AND OTHER IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,330.00
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Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Ascension Health
Purpose: TO EXPAND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS TO INCLUDE RELIGIOUS-SPONSORED HEALTH CENTERS. TO DISCUSS THE CONTRIBUTIONS CATHOLIC HEALTH CENTERS HAVE ON THE UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $915.64
source

Destination: MSP TO DULUTH, MN TO MSP
Sponsor: LAKE STATES FEDERAL TIMBER PURCHASERS
Purpose: TO GAIN FURTHER KNOWLEDGE OF HOW THE FOREST SERVICE AND THE TIMBER INDUSTRY INTERACTS AND THE BENEFITS OF A HEALTHY FOREST
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $1,055.74
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robin Goracke.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.