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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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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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Office of

Richard Lugar


Total cost of 36 office trips: $173,935.80


Trips by Richard Lugar
Total cost of congressperson's 28 trips: $150,959.56

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM, "EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO ACCELERATE EDUCATION REFORM."
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,336.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE DISCUSSIONS AT THE ASIA-PACIFIC ROUNDTABLE
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,395.54
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN, GRAND CAYMAN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,273.20
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SENATOR GAVE A KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND PARTICIPATED IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC ROUNDTABLE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON US-ASIAN RELATIONS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,332.72
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,097.75
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON UNITED STATES-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,946.80
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,036.20
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $5,253.59
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,134.60
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM, "U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS"
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $7,478.96
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,751.50
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,512.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $7,024.80
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,422.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $8,253.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,746.90
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR LUGAR WAS A PARTICIPANT IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,336.11
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR LUGAR WAS A PARTICIPANT IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,719.60
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,473.30
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,209.70
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE AMERICAN ASSEMBLY'S SERVICE TO DEMOCRACY AWARD
Date: Sep 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $937.54
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Council for the US & Italy
Purpose: THE COUNCIL FOR THE U.S. AND ITALY INVITED SENATOR LUGAR TO NEW YORK TO GIVE A SPEECH DURING THE OPENING DINNER OF THEIR BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK ON DECEMBER 2, 2004
Date: Dec 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,376.71
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Dallas Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: SENATOR LUGAR GAVE A SPEECH TO THE DALLAS COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS ON JANUARY 5, 2005
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,556.70
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,167.68
source

Destination: VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Riverside Theatre
Purpose: TO GIVE TWO SPEECHES TO THE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
Date: Jan 17, 2005
Expense: $4,744.36
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,341.80
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Forum Club of Southwest Florida
Purpose: SENATOR LUGAR GAVE A SPEECH TO THE FORUM CLUB OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON APRIL 1, 2005, ACCOMPANIED BY MRS. LUGAR
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (15 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,100.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Lugar

Jessica Fugate
Andrew Semmel
Paul Sinders
Manisha Singh



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.