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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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Sue Sheridan


Total cost of 11 trips: $13,291.65


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination:
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTEND THE KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD, WINTER 2004
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,133.40
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO LEARN ABOUT THE UK'S ENERGY, TRANSMISSION AND REGULATORY POLICIES
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,537.41
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: PANELIST AT GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,023.70
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE, HARVARD ELECTRICITY POLICY GROUP PLENARY
Date: May 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $353.60
source


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Bliley

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 21ST PLENARY SESSION
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,900.46
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN WINTER 2000 ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $939.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTEND THE 2001 KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,169.06
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO.
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTEND WINTER ENERGY BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $340.86
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: American Public Power Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF PUBLIC POWER SYSTEMS IN THE CHARLESTON AREA
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,116.06
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND PLENARY SESSION
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,062.10
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO.
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: ATTEND THE WINTER 2003 BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $716.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sue Sheridan.


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.