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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.
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    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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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*

Regina Mahony


Total cost of 12 trips: $25,137.00


Trips traveled under the office of Calvin Dooley

Destination: DULLES, VA; LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,142.00
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Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $1,292.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES/BURBANK, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,927.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN AND HONG KONG
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATION
Date: May 24, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $4,350.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Steny Hoyer

Destination: LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,012.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: MEETING WITH US, EU AND OTHER TRADE AMBASSADORS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,597.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETINGS; EDUCATIONAL
Date: Sep 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,295.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND POLICY RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,946.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR-SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,355.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP/COALITION FOR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Purpose: ACCEPT AWARD, PROVIDE REMARKS
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $276.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,592.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Regina Mahony.


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.