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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

    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

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  • 08.19.14

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Trips by*

James Conzelman


Total cost of 31 trips: $75,437.64


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO DENVER
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $879.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
Purpose: 1ST PLACE PRIZE FOR M.S.S BIKE TOUR
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $920.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,320.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS-ORLANDO FLORIDA-WASH. DULLES
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: SPEAKING PARTICIPANT, FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,695.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Sprint Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $929.00
source

Destination: PONTE VEDRA, FLA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,532.33
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPANT/FACT FINDING
Date: May 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,112.00
source

Destination: BILLINGS, MT
Sponsor: PPL Corporation
Purpose: SEMINAR AND FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,262.11
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FIND STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,533.38
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Sep 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,925.90
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,400.00
source

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

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
Purpose: 1ST PLACE 2000 BIKE TOUR
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (15 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: CHATHAM, MASS
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: PANEL MEMBER AND FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,060.75
source

Destination: PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S MEETING
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,016.19
source

Destination: PERTHSHIRE-EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND-D.C.
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,042.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 17, 2001
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER W. VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT - FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV
Sponsor: STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $266.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,064.77
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: American Council of Life Insurance
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON OFFICIAL PANEL FACT-FINDING
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,498.22
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $10,265.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC R/T TO KONA, HI
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,397.01
source

Destination: DC TO MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.15
source

Destination: BERN, BRIENZ, BASEL, GENEVA, ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.79
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT, FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,635.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: DENVER COLORADO-KEY BISCAYNE-WASH. DC
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKER ON PANEL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $3,019.71
source

Destination: ROBAT, MOROCCO-CASABLANCA-MARVAKECH
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,655.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James Conzelman.


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.