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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*

Chris Delacy


Total cost of 7 trips: $5,606.21


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO VISIT THE PROPOSED YUCCA MOUNTAIN NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY.
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $897.32
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY MEETINGS
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $557.05
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Warner

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: CONFERENCE-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $366.58
source

Destination: CULPEPER AND RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $430.68
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES & SAN FRANCISCO CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: VISIT WARNER BROS. FACILITY TO DISCUSS COPYRIGHT ISSUES IN RELATED TO MOVIE & RECORDING INDUSTRY, VISIT NETSCAPE TO DISCUSS BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT & INTERNET TAXATION.
Date: Aug 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,257.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TOUR MICROSOFT FACILITIES, ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON: MICROSOFT ANTI-TRUST CASE, PRIVACY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & FEDERAL RECORDS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,389.58
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON BROADBAND LEGISLATION AND FEE BROADBAND ACTIVITY
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $708.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Chris Delacy.


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.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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