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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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Trips by*

Jayme White


Total cost of 10 trips: $25,801.99


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SINGAPORE
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS MODEL OF IMPORTANT COMPANIES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,529.30
source

Destination: DC TO NYC
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TAX DEDUCTABLE BONDS WORK TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,022.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONT AFRICA
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: AGAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW FEDERAL TAX POLICY AFFECTS U.S. FIRMS OPERATING IN SILICON VALLEY AND INVOLVED IN THE IT SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,828.85
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEDERAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT MICROSOFT AND OTHER HIGH TECHNOLOGY FIRMS LOCATED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,979.12
source

Destination: BRASILIA, BRAZIL TO RIO DE JAINERO
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: TO CREATE STRONGER TRES BETWEEN THE US AND BRAZIL, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY ON DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES AND FIND WAYS TO BELIEVE CONSENSUS ON MATTERS CURRENTLY OR DISPUTE
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF HOW INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW IMPACTS AMERICAN COMPANIES ABILITY TO COMPETE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO O'HARE
Sponsor: BAXTER HEALTHCARE, USG CORP, SMURFIT-STONE, CABE-PILLER QUALITY FLEAT WORKS, BOEING, SIGNODE, PEPSI CO
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,162.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jayme White.


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.