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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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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Trips sponsored by

University of Phoenix


Total cost of 15 trips: $14,418.86


Traveler: Charles Barone (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BRIEFING ON UNIVERSITY'S EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $539.00
source

Traveler: George Miller (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZONA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, BRIEFING ON UNIVERSITY'S EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,363.50
source

Traveler: Sherry Harper (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - PHOENIX
Purpose: VISIT THE CAMPUS
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $638.00
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Traveler: James Kvaal (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: TOUR TWO CAMPUSES, MEETINGS WITH UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS & HRD STAFF
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $648.11
source

Traveler: Alex Nock (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Purpose: TOUR COLLEGE CAMPUSES IN PHOENIX AND IN VEGAS, MEET WITH UNIVERSITY, OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $648.11
source

Traveler: Todd Haiken (from the office of Jeff Bingaman)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: FACT-FINDING FOR REAUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,270.00
source

Traveler: Allen Fleming (from the office of Michael Enzi)
Destination: PHOENIX ARIZONA
Purpose: VISIT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX FLAGSHIP CAMPUS AND DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER IN PHOENIX, AZ
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,259.50
source

Traveler: Greg Johnston (from the office of John Carter)
Destination: PHOENIX FOR FACT FINDING TRIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,215.50
source

Traveler: Rachel Post (from the office of Vernon Ehlers)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: DISTANCE EDUCATION/HIGHER EDUCATION FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.89
source

Traveler: Sally Lovejoy (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING MEETING ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,364.00
source

Traveler: Nora Smith (from the office of Betty Mccollum)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: TO PREPARE FOR HEA REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,215.50
source

Traveler: Sarah Rittling (from the office of Michael Castle)
Destination: PHOENIX
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $924.00
source

Traveler: Angela Klemack (from the office of Patrick Tiberi)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UOP'S EXTENSIVE ON-LINE EDUCATION PROGRAMS; CONSIDER NEW POLICY FOR THE HIGHER ED. REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,041.50
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Traveler: Ellynne Bannan (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: DCA-PHOENIX, AZ ROUNDTRIP
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING HIGHER EDUCATION FOR PROFIT UNIVERSITIES & DISTANCE EDUCATION
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $612.25
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Traveler: Heath Weems (from the office of Howard Mckeon)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX AND THEIR PERSPECTIVES ON THE RE-AUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $642.00
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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.