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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

Max Cleland


Total cost of 45 office trips: $77,995.73


Trips by Max Cleland
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $9,461.80

Destination: DELAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH FOR STETSON UNIV. MODEL U.S. SENATE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 12, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $1,047.00
source

Destination: DELAND, FL
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: STETSON UNIVERSITY MODEL U.S. SENATE PROGRAM - SPEAKER
Date: Mar 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $219.78
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: International Paper Co
Purpose: ANNUAL BOARD MEETING DINNER
Date: Apr 4, 2000
Expense: $433.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: POST PROPERTIES
Purpose: HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLUB - PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 28, 2000
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, GA
Sponsor: Bill Heard Enterprises Inc
Purpose: CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - SPEAKER
Date: May 5, 2000
Expense: $630.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER - AMERICAN TRIAL LAWYERS CONVENTION
Date: Jul 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,278.70
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: SOUTHEAST ECONOMIC ALLIANCE
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,328.49
source

Destination: DELAND, FL
Sponsor: STETSON UNIVERSITY
Purpose: STETSON UNIVERSITY MODEL U.S. SENATE - SPEAKER
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,254.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: APPEAR ON "THIS WEEK WITH SAN DONALDSON AND COKIE ROBERTS"
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,295.40
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Georgia Motor Trucking Association
Purpose: MAIN SPEAKER - GEORGIA MOTOR TRUCKING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $308.93
source

Destination: THOMASVILLE, GA
Sponsor: Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JACKIE ROBINSON STATE HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET
Date: Feb 9, 2002
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: WARM SPRINGS, GA
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Co
Purpose: FDR ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY, LITTLE WHITE HOUSE-KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 12, 2002
Expense: $759.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Max Cleland

Michael Andel
Daniel Barton
Krista Boyd
William Chapman
Ryan Dorfman
Adil Durrani
Eileen Fore
Hubert Howell
Wayne Howell
Marilouis Hudgins
Bill Johnstone
R Neal Martin
Simon Sargent
Jane Terry
Donni Turner
Andrew Vanlandingham
Charlotte Voorde



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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  • 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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