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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

American College of Surgeons


Total cost of 14 trips: $10,610.38


Traveler: Morna Miller (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: DAY IN SURGERY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $581.00
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Traveler: Michael Hacker (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT, MI
Purpose: OBSERVE MEDICAL CARE AT DETROIT AREA HOSPITALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $575.00
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Traveler: Maria Castillo (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: ST. MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER, RICHMOND, VA
Purpose: TO VISIT THE OPERATING ROOM AT ST. MARY'S TO LEARN FIRST-HAND ABOUT SURGERY, PATIENT CARE, SURGICAL TRAINING, AND MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES.
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
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Traveler: Michael Hacker (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $810.00
source

Traveler: Lisa Kidder (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ALLOW STAFF TO EXPERIENCE DAILY LIFE OF SURGICAL RESIDENTS AND LEARN ISSUES IMPORTANT TO MEDICAL COMMUNITY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Sara Traigle (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION - OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
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Traveler: Thomas Super (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS "DAY OF SURGERY"
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Katie Murtha (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: A DAY OBSERVING SURGERY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Denise Giuliano (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FACT FINDING-OBSERVING SURGERY MEETING WITH DOCTORS & RESIDENT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
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Traveler: Jim Greenwood (from the office of Jim Greenwood)
Destination:
Purpose: LUNCHEON SPEAKER AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS ANNUAL MEETING.
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.91
source

Traveler: Bill Frist (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $677.48
source

Traveler: Robert Herriott (from the office of Phil Gingrey)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: CONFERENCE-MEMBER SPEECH
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $812.64
source

Traveler: Michael Burgess (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS' BOARD OF GOVERNORS ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.95
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Traveler: Barry Brown (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTH POLICY DOCUMENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $806.40
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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.