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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*

Bryan Cunningham


Total cost of 14 trips: $26,869.58


Trips traveled under the office of John Ensign

Destination: DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,274.97
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,941.26
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 13, 2001
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: SILICON VALLEY - SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,738.00
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $8,460.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,821.25
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 3, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,610.64
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,410.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,136.46
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,256.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,427.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,041.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bryan Cunningham.


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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  • 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.
  • 08.12.14

    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.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    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.