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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*

Jeff Harrison


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,751.83


Trips traveled under the office of Norm Coleman

Destination: CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: DISCUSS US-CHILE FTA
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Destination: RUTTGER'S BAY, MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,190.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Sponsor: National Council of Farmer Co-ops
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF FARMER OWNED COOPERATIVES
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,383.15
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: RENEWABLE FUEL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK TO RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
Date: Feb 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $810.10
source


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AG COMMITTEE BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: BIG SKY, MONTANA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES WITH RURAL BANKERS COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,237.66
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CORN, ETHANOL PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $401.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL, FL FARM BUREAU AND FL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE
Purpose: TOUR CITRUS PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING AND OTHER FL AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,199.59
source

Destination: MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: TOUR CORN, ETHANOL PRODUCING AREAS OF MN
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jeff Harrison.


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.