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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

John Edwards


Total cost of 29 office trips: $54,623.55


Trips by John Edwards
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $12,311.10

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CORPORATE ALLIANCES SUMMIT
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $7,492.00
source

Destination: LANSING, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE MICHIGAN TRIAL LAWYERS BANQUET
Date: May 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $783.60
source

Destination: MONTREAL CANADA, NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKER AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSN. TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA
Date: Jul 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,757.50
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.
Sponsor: North Carolina Economic Development Center
Purpose: TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE 2001 RURAL PARTNERS FORUM
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $499.50
source

Destination: ELON COLLEGE, NC 27244 (BURLINGTON)
Sponsor: Elon University
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE THE GUEST SPEAKER EHUD BARAK AT THE ELON UNIVERSITY PROGRAM FOR THE ALL CAMPUS CONVOCATION
Date: Jan 16, 2002
Expense: $1,124.50
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH TO A.T.L.A LUNCHEON
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $654.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Edwards

Victoria Basseth
Crystal Bennett
Michael Briggs
Erica Buehrens
Derek Chollet
Laura Godwin
Kate Heath
Stephanie Jones
Miles Lackey
Jeffrey Lane
Maureen Mahon
Kathryn Marks
Kevin Monroe



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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    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.