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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.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Rob Bishop


Total cost of 10 office trips: $46,490.80


Trips by Rob Bishop
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $43,064.71

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; HEIDELBERG
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDES TAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,646.40
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL, MN
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: MEETING OF THE CONGRESSIONAL STUDY GROUP ON GERMANY, A PARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE PROGRAM BETWEEN U.S. CONGRESSIONAL AND GERMAN GOVERNMENT LEADERS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,401.30
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: MEETING OF THE CONGRESS BUNDESTAG FORUM, A PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG AND THE U.S. CONGRESS TO IMPROVE DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,175.55
source

Destination: BALTIMORE MARRIOT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source

Destination: ARRIVED IN BERLIN, GERMANY ON THE 19TH, DAY TRIP TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ON THE 22ND; STAYED IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY FROM THE 23RD-24TH
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP.
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,960.10
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - ELMAU, GERMANY
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: TO IMPROVE DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG AND THE U.S. CONGRESS AND TO GAIN ADDITIONAL INSIGHT INTO GERMAN POLITICS AND POLICY
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $15,982.24
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $13,016.58
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rob Bishop

Justin Harding



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

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  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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