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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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    Learning to love tests

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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*

Lisa Kidder


Total cost of 8 trips: $13,006.29


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Craig

Destination: PHOENIX, NJ
Sponsor: Qwest Communications International Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION, SEE NEW TECHNOLOGIES ON BRASTBURG AREAS AND BUILD OUT OF FACILITIES IN AREA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,981.29
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING & EDUCATION VISIT ON TAIWAN AND US ECONOMIC AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS RELATIONS
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
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Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Idaho Hospital Association
Purpose: IDAHO HOSPITAL ANNUAL CONVENTION ADDRESING BOARD OF DELEGATES
Date: Sep 29, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $725.00
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Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: INSTITUTE
Purpose: VISIT TO MICROSOFT, AT&T TO LEARN OF FEDERAL PROCESS OF INTEREST TO GROUPS
Date: Nov 3, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $1,820.00
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Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: ALLOW STAFF TO EXPERIENCE DAILY LIFE OF SURGICAL RESIDENTS AND LEARN ISSUES IMPORTANT TO MEDICAL COMMUNITY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO & MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: SITE VISIT REGARDING MOUNTAINING THE SAFETY NOT IN UNION & RURAL COLORADO
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Idaho Hospital Association
Purpose: PRESENT AT ANNUAL IDAHO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
Date: Oct 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $580.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: WE VISIT TO LOOK AT CONTINUED CARE FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $450.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Lisa Kidder.


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.