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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Jim Cooper


Total cost of 17 office trips: $54,214.41


Trips by Jim Cooper
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $49,230.62

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $662.01
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Sponsor: MOREHEAD FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN MOREHEAD ALUMNI FORUM
Date: Mar 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $215.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: Thomas Cressey Equity Partners
Purpose: PARTICIPATION/SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,297.13
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.-WILLIAMSBURG, VA-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: New Democrat Network
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $608.40
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,797.40
source

Destination: NASHVILLE FAIRBANKS, BEAVER, ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NAT'L WILDLIFE REFUGE, KAKTOVIK-FAIRBANKS-GULFPORT, MS
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, EARTH JUSTICE, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, SIERRA CLUB, WITTERNESS SOCIETY, WORLD WILDLIFE FEE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING/ENERGY & WILDERNESS ISSUE
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,559.76
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES - SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - BRISBANE - CARNES L.A.
Sponsor: American Australian Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $25,441.56
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,121.40
source

Destination: D.C. - BOSTON
Sponsor: Healthcare Association of New York State
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Jul 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $428.62
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,679.79
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,843.55
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Cooper

Thomas Fields
Christi Granstaff
Laura Haynes
Anne Kim



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.