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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.

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  • 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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Deirdre Onizuk


Total cost of 6 trips: $14,522.22


Trips traveled under the office of Dave Camp

Destination:
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: TO VISIT NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND VIEW THE OPERATION
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $1,318.70
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Destination: SEMINAR
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE 108TH AGENDA ON HEALTH CARE
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $175.00
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Destination: VISIT JOHNSON & JOHNSON, NOVARTIS, ETC. PAULA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TO DISCUSS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, PRODUCTION
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,194.67
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Destination: APRIL 12-16 IN ROMANIA APRIL 17-19 IN RUSSIA
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE REGARDING INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION AND OPEN OTHER COUNTRIES TO THE IDEA
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,530.00
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Destination: TO MEET WITH LEGISLATORS/ADMINISTRATION REGARDING INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION
Sponsor: Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RELATED TO ADOPTION/CHILD WELFARE
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,255.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Purpose: TO BECOME FAMILIARIZED WITH SPECIALIZED PHARMACY SERVICES PROVIDED TO INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN NURSING FACILITIES TO ENSURE PATIENT SAFETY AND AVOID MEDICATION ERRORS
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,048.85
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* - Trips by all travelers named Deirdre Onizuk.


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.