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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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CHANDLER, BEN, Democratic Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $58,290.28

Average cost per trip - $19,430.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 99 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia - Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - met with Russian government officials and civic groups about the current economic conditions and investment climate and how it will affect our relations. Met with Slovakian government officials and banking interests regarding the transition to the market
Notes - spouse, Jennifer Chandler

Travel Cost - $14,284.60
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $2,450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,784.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable; US-German Roundtable; Congressional visit to Liechtenstein
Notes - Lexington, KY - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - Lexington, KY

Travel Cost - $7,500.80
Lodging Cost - $1,866.00
Meal Cost - $1,750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,116.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Australian Govt, American Australian Assn
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Cairns, Australia

Purpose - Meet with representatives of the Australian government and Australian civic and business organizations to discuss international relations
Notes - Lexington, KY - Sydney, Australia - Melbourne, Australia - Cairns, Australia - Sydney, Australia - Lexington, KY. [Personal financial disclosure statement also shows sponsor of American Australin Assn.]

Travel Cost - $26,316.26
Lodging Cost - $1,997.70
Meal Cost - $651.84
Other Cost - $423.08
Total Cost - $29,388.88

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.