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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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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Trips by*

Stacey Lowder


Total cost of 8 trips: $17,008.67


Trips traveled under the office of Don Nickles

Destination: GERMANY
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,964.26
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
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Destination: NORTH CAROLINA - CHARLOTTE, CONCORD, WILMINGTON
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,140.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,442.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & INFORMATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,501.41
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,908.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULATORY ISSUES IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.82
source

Destination: REDMOND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATION ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES AND THEREFORE THE NECESSARY LEGISLATION REFORMS TO ADDRESS SUCH ADVANCES
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,146.37
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Stacey Lowder.


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.