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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*

Bob Brooks


Total cost of 10 trips: $19,216.50


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mccrery

Destination: BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: LSU Foundation
Purpose: TO TOUR LSU RESEARCH FACILITIES AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR FEDERALLY-FUNDED PROJECTS
Date: Sep 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $719.30
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT (HOUSE/SENATE)
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: NEWPORT, RI
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/SEMINARS
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,607.50
source

Destination: DCA/LGA/DCA
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $681.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LAS VEGAS, NV-RENO, NV-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,374.00
source

Destination: SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
Sponsor: National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,727.96
source

Destination: DUNDEE SCOTLAND, PRESTWICK SCOTLAND
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,633.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PALM SPRINGS, CA-SHREVEPORT, LA
Sponsor: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,129.50
source

Destination: HYANNIS, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,677.74
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bob Brooks.


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.