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In their lively and entertaining weekly discussion of issues related to higher education, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore the topics of higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. Ed and Jennifer practice what they preach, too, by introducing math puzzlers and brain teasers to keep listeners on their toes.

Higher Ed: More Rest = Better Learning

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Caffeine-fueled all-nighters to finish up that paper or cram for a final exam: For some students, that's a regular part of their studying routine in higher education. They come to equate intense periods of hard work with more successful achievement and learning. But some research indicates slowing down that work flow might actually be the best recipe for deeper learning. In this week's episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger have a lively discussion about the benefits of a slower pace.

Notice something a little different about this episode? Ed and Jennifer switch roles, as Ed interviews Jennifer about her insights following a lengthy break from the usually hectic pace of work. Did that break help Jennifer think up the solution to the most recent math puzzler? Listen on to find out.

This episode was recorded May 20, 2015.

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