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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.
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    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*

Joab Lesesne


Total cost of 6 trips: $18,038.72


Trips traveled under the office of Ernest Hollings

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO/MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF & SEATTLE/REDMOND, WASH
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING-FOCUSING ON: CYBER CRIME & PRIVACY, HIGH TECH RESEARCH, THE DIGITAL MEDIA, INTERNET PRIVACY, HI-B IMMIGRATION & THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,301.48
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Destination: HANOI & HO CHI MINH CITY VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING-US VIETNAM RELATIONS
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $799.00
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Destination: PARIS, TOULOUSE & NANTES, FRANCE
Sponsor: AINA & FEDERAL EXPRESS CORP.
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO REVIEW EUROPEAN COMMERCIAL AIRLINE INDUSTRY, EUROPEAN AIRPORT OPERATION AND EXPRESS & OVERNIGHT MAIL SERVICES
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,714.00
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Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: REVIEW EUROPEAN AND SPANISH NUCLEAR GENERATION AND RELATED POLICIES-PRIMARILY SPANISH PROCEDURES FOR DECOMMISSIONING A COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,726.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: HIGH TECH FACT FINDING TRIP TO THE 2004 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,464.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND DLC SPRING RETREAT & ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,034.24
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* - Trips by all travelers named Joab Lesesne.


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.