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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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SNYDER, VICTOR F, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $40,864.30

Average cost per trip - $5,108.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 53 days
Rank of representative - 159 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring meeting
Notes - travel from Little Rock to New Orleans was personal and paid for by representative

Travel Cost - $155.00
Lodging Cost - $422.00
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost - $38.00
Total Cost - $758.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland - Tallinn, Estonia

Purpose - conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - other costs for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,105.80
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,305.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - educational
Notes - other expenses are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $1,362.50
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,254.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,039.10
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,564.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,191.90
Lodging Cost - $961.00
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $55.00
Total Cost - $3,682.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose -
Notes - Betsy Singleton, spouse-$400 ground transportation both entered in other category

Travel Cost - $5,038.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $8,763.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Little Rock AR - Istanbul, Turkey / Istanbul, Turkey - Little Rock, AR Including spouse Donors: Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Pew Charitable Trust, Hewlett Foundation, Mellon Foundation

Travel Cost - $4,481.50
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,131.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 17, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Little Rock, AR - Dublin, Ireland / Dublin, Ireland - Little Rock, AR Including spouse Personal expense: 8/17 - 8/20/05

Travel Cost - $5,242.50
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,404.50

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.