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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.
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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Shayne Gill


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,904.29


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: MONTREAL, QUEBEC CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: THE HOTEL THAYER, WEST POINT, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: RAILROAD CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $805.31
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR: SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TEA-21 REAUTHORIZATION & RAILROAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $736.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FINANCIAL HEALTH OF AVIATION INDUSTRY, AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AVIATION ISSUES, REGIONAL AIRLINES, FINANCIAL HEALTH AND FUTURE CONSOLIDATION
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AT DAYTONA AND TO LEARN ABOUT TAX TREATMENT OF ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXER.
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL./WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVED SAFETY.
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,150.80
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,147.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC- TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shayne Gill.


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.