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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.
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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Jennifer Park


Total cost of 6 trips: $39,202.82


Trips traveled under the office of James Moran

Destination: MEETINGS AT THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAI
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,630.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH MINISTRY OF TRADE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Sponsor: Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN CUBA
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Dec 2, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,526.40
source

Destination: ROME-MILAN-VENICE
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP-VISIT AMERICAN/ITALIAN COMPANIES INVOLVED IN PROVIDING DEFENSE AND CIVIL TECHNOLOGIES TO US. VISITED AVIANO AIR FORCE BASE ON US OPERATIONS & MILITARY ISSUES
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $10,301.38
source

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE ON TRADE AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,288.57
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA,-SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP FOR DEFENSE, TRADE, AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS. ATTENDED MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW; MEETINGS WITH MINISTRIES OF DEFENSE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $12,533.15
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jennifer Park.


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.