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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

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Amy Field


Total cost of 14 trips: $24,917.46


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $357.00
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Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBERS CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - TURKEY
Sponsor: AMERICAN TURKISH COUNCIL, PFIZER INC., PHILIP MORRIS CO.
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 25, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose:
Date: May 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,312.00
source

Destination: GLEBIER PAN MT - SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,146.46
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY - SAVANNAH, NY
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT/FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,062.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: IAAPA, WALT DISNEY WORLD, ANHEUSER BUSCH & UNIVERSAL ORLANDO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: B-CAMERAL MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: DC BICAM RETREAT COS IN NY CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: COS RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Amy Field.


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.