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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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Trips by*

Jeannette Windon


Total cost of 12 trips: $33,249.12


Trips traveled under the office of Mark Kirk

Destination: MOROCCO (RABAT - MARCAKECH - OUARZAZATE) - PARIS (PERSONAL)
Sponsor: POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL U.S. COMMITTEE FOR U.N.F.P.A.
Purpose: INVESTIGATE FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (11 days)
Expense: $7,680.00
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Destination: ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE AND OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: STUDY HIV/AIDS SITUATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: POPULATION RESOURCE CENTER
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $390.05
source

Destination: NEW DELHI & DARMSALA, INDIA; KATMANDU, NEPAL
Sponsor: International Campaign for Tibet
Purpose: INVESTIGATE TIBETAN REFUGEES
Date: Dec 9, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $3,600.00
source

Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA DAY TRIP TO NAZORNO KARABATH
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE USAID PROGRAMS, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ARMENIA
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND-MAE SOT, THAILAND-BANGKOK
Sponsor: US CAMPAIGN FOR BURMA/HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION CENTER, AND CHRISTIAN FREEDOM INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SITUATION INSIDE BURMA, REFUGEES FROM BURMA, AND U.S. FUNDED PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT BURMA AND BURMESE
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON U.S. ASSISTANCE TO JORDAN, U.S./JORDAN RELATIONS AND JORDAN'S POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,912.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Gilead Sciences
Purpose: AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON HIV/AIDS AND HEPATITIS B INCLUDING TREATMENTS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, ACCESS INITIATIVES AND PATIENT PERSPECTIVES
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,547.00
source

Destination: CAIRO EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: U.S.-EGYPTIAN RELATIONS-MIDDLE EAST POLICY-U.S. ASSISTANCE TO EGYPT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,728.00
source

Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON U.S.-MOROCCAN RELATIONS, AND RECENT REFORMS IN THE REGION
Date: Feb 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,515.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Porter

Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Sponsor: Mexico Solidarity Network
Purpose: INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: INDONESIA, EAST TIMOR
Sponsor: East Timor Action Network
Purpose: INVESTIGATE EAST TIMOR REFUGEE CRISIS
Date: Apr 22, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $1,801.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jeannette Windon.


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.