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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

    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

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Trips sponsored by

US-Asean Business Council


Total cost of 23 trips: $124,048.14


Traveler: Ira Wolf (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: THAILAND
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING & ORIENTATION ON THAI POLITICS & ECONOMICS
Date: May 28, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,350.80
source

Traveler: Louisa Schiller (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: BUSINESS/CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $6,438.32
source

Traveler: Randall Soderquist (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: MALAYSIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,841.00
source

Traveler: Angela Ellard (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SINGAPORE - HANOI (VIETNAM) - HOCHI MINH CITY (VIETN)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CONGRESSMAN CRANE ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC MISSION TO MEET WITHU.S. AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $9,781.00
source

Traveler: Philip Crane (from the office of Philip Crane)
Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $19,562.00
source

Traveler: Charles Freeman (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO MALAYSIA
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $1,800.82
source

Traveler: J J Piskadlo (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR & PERANG, MALAYSIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,068.00
source

Traveler: David Broome (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: THAILAND / LAOS
Purpose: TRADE & COMMERCE BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,905.31
source

Traveler: Franklin Thompson (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, WITH FOCUS ON CONTINUING EFFORTS TO RECOVER FROM ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS. ALSO TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,905.31
source

Traveler: Peter Muller (from the office of Ellen Tauscher)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $3,317.50
source

Traveler: John Seggerman (from the office of Lincoln Chafee)
Destination: SINGAPORE, JAKARTA
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT & PRIVATE SECTOR OFFICIALS TO UNDERSTAND & FURTHER US-SINGAPORE & US-INDONESIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,941.00
source

Traveler: Jayme White (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SINGAPORE
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Fay (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: THAILAND
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS REGARDING BILATERAL TRADE TALKS
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,141.00
source

Traveler: J Thomas Brady (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: THE FOCUS OF THE TRIP WILL BE ON THAILAND'S CONTINUING EFFORTS TO RECOVER FROM THE ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS, PROSPECTS FOR US-THAILAND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND COUNTERTERRORISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,988.64
source

Traveler: Brian Pomper (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,317.46
source

Traveler: Melvin Spence (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND - PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
Purpose: TRADE STAFF DELEGATION. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & BUSINESS COMMUNITY INCLUDED US-THAILAND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND CAMBODIAN TEXTILE TRADE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,077.97
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: ST LOUIS-BANGKOK-PHNAM PANH-WASH, DC
Purpose: TRADE DISCUSSIONS (FTA THAILAND, WTO CAMBODIA)
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,077.97
source

Traveler: Adam Peterman (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR AND PENANG, MALAYSIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $7,248.00
source

Traveler: Adam Peterman (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: THAILAND
Purpose: TRADE-RELATED EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $5,103.00
source

Traveler: Anthony Reed (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,016.25
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: BANGKOK-PHUKETH
Purpose: GOVERNMENT MEETINGS ON US-THAILAND FTA, FOREIGN POLICY AND TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,116.25
source

Traveler: Eric Eikenberg (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND-PHUKET, THAILAND
Purpose: TRIP HIGHLIGHTED THE PENDING FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THAILAND. TRIP ALSO DETAILED THE RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING DECEMBER TSUNAMI
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,253.75
source

Traveler: Demetrios Marantis (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: THAILAND
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TRIP TO THAILAND
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,116.25
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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.