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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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    Variation is key to deeper learning

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Trips sponsored by

Pfizer Inc


Total cost of 12 trips: $21,449.95


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK & GROTON, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: TO MEET WITH PFIZER EXECUTIVES AND TOUR THE PFIZER GLOBAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,400.00
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Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAKING TO GROUP OF PFIZER EXECUTIVES/PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,929.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SPEAK TO A GROUP OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES
Date: Aug 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,433.72
source

Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: PFIZER MEDICAL FUTURES FORUM - SPEECH
Date: Oct 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $569.00
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK TO DC
Purpose: MEET WITH PFIZER EXECUTIVES
Date: Aug 31, 2003
Expense: $764.00
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: STX-PR
Purpose: CARIBBEAN SUMMIT MEETING ON HIV/AIDS
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,532.39
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: WELLINGTON, FL
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE MEDICAL CENTERS GOALS AND CONCERNS REGARDING SENATES NEW HEALTH CARE INCENTIVES
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,515.00
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR PFIZER CORPORATE PLANNING MEETING
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,886.30
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,667.68
source

Traveler: Loretta Sanchez (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: LOS ANGELES-MIAMI-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,310.15
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: TO ADDRESS SENIOR EXECUTIVES OF PFIZER AT THEIR MONTLY BOARD MEETING. ATTENDED LUNCHEON AND DINNER MEETINGS
Date: Sep 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,717.71
source

Traveler: Jennifer Grodsky (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TALK WITH PFIZER'S LATINO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Date: Nov 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $725.00
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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.