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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

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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FEENEY, TOM, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $42,258.82

Average cost per trip - $3,841.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 155 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,593.55
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,743.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America, Community Financial Services of America
Dates - February 28, 2003 - February 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - To participate in a congressional briefing at dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $59.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $116.37
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $175.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs include security, speakers, conference and room rentals.

Travel Cost - $5,121.10
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $465.75
Other Cost - $610.16
Total Cost - $7,341.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaker at Restoration weekend
Notes - Spouse Ellen Feeney accompanied. [Amended sponsor originally listed as Rotterman & Associates.]

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost - $774.00
Meal Cost - $1,033.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,947.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy Research
Dates - August 9, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - congressional informative tour
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,443.00
Lodging Cost - $575.00
Meal Cost - $1,625.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,643.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - educational - conservative members retreat
Notes - other for audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.18
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Econ. Counsel's 05 Congressional delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Notes - Orlando, FL - Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana - St Johns, Antigua - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $407.80
Lodging Cost - $1,924.69
Meal Cost - $826.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,159.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - US - French Congressional Roundtable and US - German Congressional Roundtable
Notes - Washington, DC (Dulles) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Travel Cost - $1,655.60
Lodging Cost - $1,366.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,721.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Assn of Amusement Parks & Attractions, British Assn of Leisure Parks, Piers, & Attractions (BALPPA)
Dates - February 25, 2005 - March 1, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speaker engagement at BALPPA's Parliamentary Lunch
Notes - Stuttgart, Germany - London, England - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $4,438.39
Lodging Cost - $1,344.04
Meal Cost - $415.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,198.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legislative Exchange Council ALEC
Dates - August 2, 2005 - August 5, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - 10th Amendment / Federal Affairs workshop
Notes - Orlando, Fl - Dallas, TX - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $166.21
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $210.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $376.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 19, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - The Heritage Foundation & Pepperdine University: Making the Goal of Entitlement Reform a Reality
Notes - Orlando, FL - Los Angeles - San Diego - Orlando Personal expense: 8/18 - 8/19/ San Diego

Travel Cost - $384.09
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $353.89
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $1,282.98

Additional family members - No

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.