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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

    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.

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Trips sponsored by

GlaxoSmithKline


Total cost of 24 trips: $44,424.37


Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: ALBANY, NEW YORK
Purpose: NYS ASSOC. OF BLACK & PUERTO RICAN LEGIS. SPEAKER
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $594.56
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Traveler: James Jones (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON VACCINE MANUFACTURING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
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Traveler: Brad Prewitt (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM/PIXENPORT, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR VACCINE FACILITY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
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Traveler: Veronica Crowe (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-VACCINE DEVELOPMENT
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
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Traveler: Elizabeth Assey (from the office of Peter Deutsch)
Destination: BRUSSELS AND RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTL VACCINE POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
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Traveler: Catherine Alyce Rafferty (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: BRUSSELS AND RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: EDUCATION - HEALTH POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
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Traveler: Mary Beth Carozza (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: BRUSSELS & RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL VACCINE POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
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Traveler: Robert Joseph Trauger (from the office of Sam Johnson)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL VACCINE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Priscilla Ross (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING REGARDING DRUG BENEFITS
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $555.44
source

Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination:
Purpose: VISIT RESEARCH FACILITY
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $556.06
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Traveler: Jennifer Eberhardt (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: RALEIGH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $566.07
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Purpose: PHARMACEUTICAL LABS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TOUR FOR STAFFE
Date: May 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $618.00
source

Traveler: Lauren Smith (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: May 18, 2002
Expense: $267.90
source

Traveler: Abby Kral (from the office of Mike Dewine)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT GLAXO SMITHKLINE VACCINE FACILITIES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,899.52
source

Traveler: Megan Hauck (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR OF VACCINE PLANT & EDUCATION ON VACCINE AVAILABILITY IN 3RD WORLD
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.52
source

Traveler: Patricia Knight (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: TO VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND TO DISCUSS VACCINE SHORTAGE, SAFETY WORLD HEALTH, AND BIOTERRORISM POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,947.71
source

Traveler: Karen Nelson (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: EXAMINE ISSUES RELATED TO PRODUCTION AND REGULATION OF VACCINES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.00
source

Traveler: Darren Willcox (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, VISIT OF VACCINE FACILITY, MEETINGS AT EU
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TRIP ON VACCINE ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,817.40
source

Traveler: Eric Bergren (from the office of Ron Lewis)
Destination: VISIT GSK BIOLOGICAL HEADQUARTERS, RAENSART (BELGIUM), VISIT EV
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VALLINESS (DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING, REGULATION)
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.57
source

Traveler: Patrick Morrisey (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR VACCINE FACILITIES CONFERENCE W/EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERS
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,852.57
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Traveler: Jennifer Hansen (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT GSK VACCINE FACILITY AND EU PARLIAMENT
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,983.38
source

Traveler: David Whitney (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: TO ACQUIRE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VACCINE AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES IN THE EU; LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL VACCINE ISSUES AND MEET WITH EC OFFICIALS.
Date: May 25, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,852.57
source

Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT GAPONC COMPANY CEO ROUNDTABLE AND RETREAT
Date: Feb 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,078.90
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Traveler: Charles Ludlam (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNS
Purpose: MEET WITH 30 SENIOR MANAGERS FOR GSK INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT
Date: Apr 5, 2005
Expense: $233.00
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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.