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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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Trips sponsored by

American Arab Chamber of Commerce


Total cost of 14 trips: $76,468.00


Traveler: Tricia Geringer (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: CAIRO & LUXOR, EGYPT
Purpose: DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT AND LEARN ABOUT ITS PRIORITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Rob Neal (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: DC-CAIRO AND LUXOR, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Cindy Brown (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: CAIRO & LUXOR EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Mandy Bowers (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FOREIGN RELATIONS AND TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Marc Mealy (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: PARIS - CAIRO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Dianne Miller (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CAIRO, EGYPT-LUKOR, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Nona Darrell (from the office of Tim Holden)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Brian Vigue (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: CAIRO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source

Traveler: Carolyn Kilpatrick (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: DULLES, VA-CAIRO, EGYPT-DETROIT, MI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,713.00
source

Traveler: Kimberly Rudolph (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: DULLES, VA-CAIRO, EGYPT-DETROIT, MI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,843.00
source

Traveler: Khalil Munir (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,503.00
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,243.00
source

Traveler: Barbara Lee (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: DC - CAIRO, EGYPT - LOS ANGELES
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $10,563.00
source

Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: D.C. TO CAIRO-3/19-TO PARIS 3/20-PARIS-EGYPT 3/25-LEAVE CAIRO
Purpose: TO MAINTAIN BI-LATEST RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $9,603.00
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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

    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.