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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

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  • 08.19.14

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Trips by*

Robert Stien


Total cost of 19 trips: $32,295.91


Trips traveled under the office of Lee Terry

Destination:
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 24, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $945.20
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TOURISM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $243.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: TO GAIN INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEWEST WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,849.02
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND CURRENT VIEWS AND SITUATIONS REGARDING BROADBAND
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,661.92
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, LA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION & RELATED ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE CURRENT STATE OF TELECOM
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE MARKETPLACE POST TRIENNICAL REVIEW
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT TRENDS OF THE INDUSTRY IN AN EFFORT TO BE MORE INFORMED OF HOW CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LAWS AFFECT AND WILL AFFECT THE ROLL-OUT OF HDTV
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,261.98
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, AK
Sponsor: ALASKA TELEPHONE ASSOCIATION-MATANUSKA TELEPHONE ASSOC., TELALASKA INC., ARTIC SLOPE TELEPHONE ASSOC., OTZ TELEPHONE CO-OP, NUSHAGAK CO-OP, AND CORDOVA TELEPHONE CO-OP
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN BE DONE TRHROUGH TELECOMMUNICAITONS TO PROVIDE AN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION IN RURAL AMERICA, AND TO UNDERSTNAD THE NEEDS WITH REGARDS TO USF, OF SMALL RURAL TELEPHONE COMPANIES
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,515.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO EXPLORE THE DRAMITC CHANGES IN THE WAY AMERICANS COMMUNICATE TODAY BY FEATURING A FULL DISPLAY OF THE CAPABILITIES IN VOICE, DATA, AND VIDEO
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,197.73
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FOR A SERIES OF IN-DEPTH CONVERSATIONS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES TO ADDRESS CABLE OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMMING ISSUES
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,587.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: IN ORDER TO GET A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE WITH KEY TECHNOLOGIES EFFECTING OUR DISTRICT AND DAILY WORK
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROMOTION AND ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL THAT DISCUSSED CURRENT LEGISLATION REGARDING THE ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $654.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,724.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CABLE CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,434.13
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO LEARN AND DISCUSS ISSUES DEALING WITH THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY. ALSO, UNDERSTANDING HOW AMENDMENTS TO THE TELECOMM ACT WILL EFFECT THE DTV TRANSITION, USE AND SERVICES OFFERED BY IP
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,027.55
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,194.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DEVELOP A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,120.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Stien.


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.