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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.

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CALLAHAN, HERBERT L, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $43,311.58

Average cost per trip - $7,218.60
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 152 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - WILD Foundation
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Johannesburg, South Africa - Tzaneen, South Africa - Windhoek, South Africa

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by wife Karen Callahan

Travel Cost - $12,776.22
Lodging Cost - $929.00
Meal Cost - $303.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,008.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 4, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY - Moran, WY

Purpose - Speaker and participant at legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Karen Callahan accompanied. Transportation cost includes airfare and rental car.

Travel Cost - $4,340.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $480.00
Total Cost - $6,020.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participant at legislative conference; speaker at session
Notes - Spouse Karen Callahan accompanied

Travel Cost - $863.50
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $780.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,768.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Power
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 8, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Educational fact-finding trip to tour Power Systems Development in Wilsonville, Alabama.
Notes - Spouse Karen Callahan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,216.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,216.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airline Executives
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - participant in 2002 aviation issues conference
Notes - spouse Karen Callahan

Travel Cost - $6,961.56
Lodging Cost - $1,236.72
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,798.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - spouse Karen Callahan

Travel Cost - $7,200.00
Lodging Cost - $2,100.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost - $500.00
Total Cost - $10,500.00

Additional family members - Yes

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.