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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

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  • 08.19.14

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Courtney Anderson


Total cost of 20 trips: $28,604.12


Trips traveled under the office of Sam Brownback

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,975.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $933.43
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Shimkus

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Ethyl Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $501.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY-CHASE MANHATTAN BANK & GOLDMAN SACH'S BANK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 7, 2000
Expense: $271.50
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL; HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: ABC CHARTERS INC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $887.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $851.00
source

Destination: REPUBLIC OF YEMEN
Sponsor: Thabet Group
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,453.00
source

Destination: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 22, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,208.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.15
source

Destination: DURHAM, N.C.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,238.71
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $910.42
source

Destination: TALLIN, ESTONIA AND RIGA, LATVIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,500.42
source

Destination: BRUSSELLS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.84
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,394.31
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,005.51
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,214.88
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,546.97
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,677.33
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Courtney Anderson.


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.