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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.

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  • 08.20.14

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Michael Conallen


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,964.40


Trips traveled under the office of Curt Weldon

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: SAP America Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $710.00
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Destination: DINNER ON FRIDAY 2/21 BREAKOUT CONFERENCES ST LUNCH ON 2/22
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: SAP America Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,078.92
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,019.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: DULLES - BELGRADE, SUBIA - PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: SOLUTIONS NORTH AMERICA WAS REIMBURSED FROM MY PERSONAL FUNDS FOR ALL TRAVEL RELATED EXPENSES
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,403.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,255.38
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Computer Associates International
Purpose: FACT FINDING, ATTEND ANNUAL USER CONFERENCE AND SYMPOSIUM
Date: May 22, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,743.80
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* - Trips by all travelers named Michael Conallen.


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.