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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Jane Oates


Total cost of 10 trips: $5,036.00


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Kennedy

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ASSO
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS ON WIA
Date: Nov 14, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $235.50
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Sponsor: Northeastern University
Purpose: WIA IMPLEMENTATION-PARTICIPATION IN CONF
Date: Dec 6, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE OF STATE HIGHER EDUCATION EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (SHEEO)
Date: Aug 16, 2002
Expense: $267.09
source

Destination: CINCINNATI
Sponsor: Center for Occupational Research and Development
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL TECH PREP NETWORK CONFERENCE-ABOUT VOCATIONAL ED/WIA
Date: Oct 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,152.63
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: SPEAK AT NUL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $827.15
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Northeastern University
Purpose: SPEAK AT NORTHEASTERN CENTER FOR LABOR MARKET SHARES
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $167.50
source

Destination: BOULDER, CO
Sponsor: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON HEA REAUTHORIZATION FOR COUNCIL ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS OF NASULGC
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $733.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Council for Opportunity in Education
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ACT (HEA) REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Sep 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $452.00
source

Destination: BOSTON & WORCESTER, MA
Sponsor: NEASC AND WORCESTER POLYTECH INSTITUTE
Purpose: NEW ENGLAND ASSOC. OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ANNUAL MEETING WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $388.63
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Purpose: SPEAK ON TITLE II OF HEA REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Feb 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $479.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jane Oates.


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.