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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.

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    Variation is key to deeper learning

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Back to The Data

Office of

Bob Etheridge


Total cost of 23 office trips: $90,046.06


Trips by Bob Etheridge
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $62,509.12

Destination:
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.00
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J.
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE TO COMPANY EMPLOYEES
Date: Mar 27, 2001
Expense: $639.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $17,764.64
source

Destination: LONDON, UK
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $10,295.80
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,972.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - BARCELONA - RALEIGH, NC
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO SPANISH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $14,624.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,959.48
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,078.02
source

Destination: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, INC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK" PANEL ON 3/19 9AM-11AM
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,536.99
source

Destination: RALEIGH-LOUISVILLE-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: TOWN HALL TO DISCUSS IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL SECURITY TO RURAL AMERICANS
Date: Jun 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $468.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Etheridge

Julie Dwyer
Jennifer Eberhardt
Margaret Fisher
Patricia Lawler
Christopher Ogilvie
Lindy Paull
Ida Pleasants
Carolyn Smith



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.