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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

    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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Dan Archer


Total cost of 9 trips: $17,812.73


Trips traveled under the office of Chuck Hagel

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ABA ANNUAL CONFERENCE-ADDRESSING MEMBERS ON SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,673.50
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR RESORT, WEST SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Sponsor: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Purpose: ANNUAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON INSURANCE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: May 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: HAVANNA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO EXPLORE OPENING TRADE WITH CUBA
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,258.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ATTEND THEIR NATIONAL CONVENTION; PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,180.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Oct 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $754.28
source

Destination: FRANCE & BRITAIN
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: STAFF FACT FINDING TRIP ON US-TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,175.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bear Stearns & Co
Purpose: BRIEFING ON NY SE
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT, LEBANON AND SYRIA
Sponsor: American Task Force for Lebanon
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP - MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: May 22, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,812.36
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Visa USA Inc
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AT VISA HEADQUARTERS, CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,459.59
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dan Archer.


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.