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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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    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.

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.

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Trips by*

Amy Heerink


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,407.45


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Davis

Destination: MARCH 16TH: ISSUE BRIEFINGS, EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS MARCH 17TH: ISSUE BRIEFING, EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sponsor: THE DUTKO GROUP; UNDERWRITTEN BY ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T CABLE & WIRELESS, LEVEL 3 COMM., MICROSOFT, PEGASUS COMM, MP3. COM SAIC, VERISIGN, WINSTAR COMM, AND XO COMM.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $588.76
source

Destination: 4/19: KEYNOTE ADDRESS; 4/20: WORKSHOPS ON BROADBAND; 4/21: WORKSHOP ON BROADBAND
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON BROADBAND ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.30
source

Destination: AUG 13-MORNING PANELS & EVENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS AUG 14-MORNING PANELS & EVENING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF LEGISLATIVE ISSUE DINNERS; AUG 15-MORNINNG PANELS
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $420.61
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $787.50
source

Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CYBERSECURITY, ONLINE MUSIC, AND WIRELESS INTERNET ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $657.46
source


Trips traveled under the office of David Dreier

Destination: 5/4AM: WIRELESS ISSUES FORUM; 5/4PM: DONATE-A-PHONE BRIEFI
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES DISCUSSION
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,015.93
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUC. TRIP ON CONTENT PIRACY
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,318.89
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Heerink.


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.