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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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Trips by*

Robert Chamberlin


Total cost of 6 trips: $22,136.00


Trips traveled under the office of John Mccain

Destination: BELGIUM, FRANCE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO EXCHANGE VIEWS WITH KEY EUROPEAN COMMISSION OFFICIALS REPRESENTING COMPETITION & TRANSPORTATION DIRECTIONS REGARDING INT'L AVIATION ATTACHED & COMPETITION POLICY
Date: May 27, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,447.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: ATTEND AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE JAPAN STUDY TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT ECONOMY & TRANSPORTATION
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $8,460.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bud Shuster

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE SEMINAR
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,040.00
source

Destination: KAUAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,180.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO SHANNON, IRELAND
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: TO GIVE PRESENTATION AT THE AIRPORT SAFETY AND SECURITY WORKSHOP
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Chamberlin.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.