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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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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Trips by*

Eric Eikenberg


Total cost of 8 trips: $16,060.85


Trips traveled under the office of E. Clay Shaw

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: HANDI-DA NANG-HO CHI MINH CITY-SEOUL
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: VISIT WITH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS RANGE OF ISSUES INCLUDING STATUS OF BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENT, MILITARY EXERCISES, ANTDIMPING CASE AND PON/MIA ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,177.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $528.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS (FDOC) AND FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO DISCUSS CURRENT STATE OF FLORIDA CITRUS INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $456.15
source

Destination: KESWICK HALL, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,148.90
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: 2005 TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 2005 BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND-PHUKET, THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TRIP HIGHLIGHTED THE PENDING FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THAILAND. TRIP ALSO DETAILED THE RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING DECEMBER TSUNAMI
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $5,253.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Eikenberg.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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