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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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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Trips sponsored by

Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation


Total cost of 25 trips: $240,598.86


Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: MOROCCO; KUWAIT; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; OMAN
Purpose: EDUCATION/MEETING W/GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $14,408.92
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, KUWAIT, ABU DHABI, U.A.E.
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $10,304.10
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST (MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA & EGYPT)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,946.00
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, EGYPT
Purpose: MEETINGS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON HOW BEST TO FURTHER THE PEACE PROCESS
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $8,351.79
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: DAMASCUS, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $9,157.05
source

Traveler: Robert Torricelli (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: SYRIA, ISRAEL, EGYPT, FRANCE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/CONSULTATION
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $15,437.46
source

Traveler: John Bradshaw (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: SYRIA, ISRAEL, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/CONSULTATION
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $9,413.12
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,878.09
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: TEL AVIV, AMMAN, BEIRUT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,408.27
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF STATE
Date: May 26, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $11,288.59
source

Traveler: Gary Ackerman (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: LONDON - DAMASCUS - TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM - AMMAN - JEDDAH - CAIRO - TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $15,837.78
source

Traveler: Howard Diamond (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: SYRIA, SAUDI ARABIA, EGYPT, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,703.17
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA; BAHRAIN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $10,517.17
source

Traveler: Darrell Issa (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: BEIRUT
Purpose: TO PROMOTE SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Oct 5, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $10,892.42
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,419.05
source

Traveler: Richard Durbin (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: NEW YORK TO MIDDLE EAST-TEL AVIV, BERLIN, LEBANON, SYRIA, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,284.60
source

Traveler: Jim Davis (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST - LEBANON, ISRAEL, KUWAIT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,270.82
source

Traveler: Adam Schiff (from the office of Adam Schiff)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST: EGYPT, SYRIA, LEBANON, JORDAN
Purpose: ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH FOREIGN LEADERS
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,484.57
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: NY-MIDDLE EAST-KUWAIT-LEBANON, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $10,827.92
source

Traveler: Joshua Rogin (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-MEETINGS WITH GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,533.36
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-MEETINGS W/ GOVT. OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,772.79
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: SYRIA - BEIRUT - TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,826.75
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; MTG W/ OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $11,991.33
source

Traveler: Jim Davis (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST-SYRIA, LEBANON, EGYPT, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDIA ARABIA, ISRAEL, PA
Purpose: CONGRESS AND DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,281.35
source

Traveler: Eric Johnson (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SYRIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $7,362.39
source



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.