Learning

Series produced by Bishop Sand

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We're all touched by educational systems but little evidence is given for policy. This series takes a hard look at what we know about learning and educational history in the USA.

From the neurological basis of learning to how this plays out in real classes, we look into the details of learning. Later in the series, we step back and ask how we got to this particular place in educational policy in the USA.


13 Pieces

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Listen to experts define learning and lead us through the types of knowledge to be gained in learning. Then hear the basic explanation of how neuro...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2015
  • Length: 10:09
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Hear neuroscientist, Jacqueline Gottlieb, discuss some of the cutting-edge questions in neuroscience: What is attention on a neuronal level? How do...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 08:50
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New research reveals a strange fact – a special type of neuron channel (HCN) makes us dumb. Hear about basic neuron mechanics and the supposed func...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 07:18
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A short episode about the things that hurt the learning process: why distractions are distracting and the conflict your brain encounters when given...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:55
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As a teacher, the first step to student learning is starting a lesson. This is an incredibly chaotic time for teachers! Hear the thinking behind th...

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  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:28
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Schools were not created with the intention of making geniuses and filling its pupils with knowledge. Hear three historians explain the surprising ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2015
  • Length: 11:41
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The purposes and expansion of the educational system.

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 17:21
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What we actually learn from school and why it might be at risk.

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 11:15
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Teachers give academic and (most importantly) life advice to students. This is the story of a teacher, Melanie Mac, who is way out of her depth in ...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2015
  • Length: 07:48
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How do we get better at tasks? In this short episode, we describe an important mechanism of learning: pruning away neural connections.

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:59
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How do we measure learning? Hear neuroscientists and teachers describe how it's done in the lab and at school.

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 10:01
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You’ve probably experienced test anxiety. Listen to what it’s like for teenagers to take a test with test anxiety. Then hear educators question whe...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2015
  • Length: 09:12
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Stop filling your head like a vessel and ignite your flame of learning! Hear what improves learning from a University of Columbia neuroscientist an...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 11:52
  • Purchases: 3