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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.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Derek Harley


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,909.55


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination:
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,609.04
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS -- THIBODAUX, LA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RE: THE LOUISIANA SUGAR CANE INDUSTRY IN PARTICULAR, AND THE SUGAR INDUSTRY IN GENERAL; INCLUDED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TOUR OF CANE FIELDS AND CUTTING OPERATION; TOUR OF PROCESSING FACILITY; DISCUSSION(S) OF INDUSTRY-WIDE CONCERNS, INCLUDING B
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $860.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA TO WENATCHEE, NA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RE: PUBLIC POWER AND WATER
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,639.89
source

Destination: SAN FRAN TO FRESNO, CA TO BIG CREEK, CA
Sponsor: Southern California Edison
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AND TOUR OF SCE'S BIG CREEK HYDRO FACILITY AND NEIGHBORING LANDS (E.G. FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE)
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,501.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL, BI-PARTISAN FACT-FINDING TRIP (INCLUDED MEETINGS, PRESENTATIONS AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS, HOMELAND SECURITY, MEDICARE, SOCIAL SECURITY, TORT REFORM AND OTHER ISSUES PENDING BEFORD CONGRESS)
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $616.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DANA POINT, CA (VDA LOS ANGELES/LA)
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP RE: MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.81
source

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP AND TOUR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY AND OTHER CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN FLORIDA AND NATIONALLY
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: DaVita Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: DIALYSIS AND RELATED FEDERAL ISSUES (INCLUDED TOUR OF TREATMENT FACILITY; MEETINGS WITH NEPHROLOGISTS AND PATIENTS; BRIEFINGS (RE: MEDICARE, OTHER ISSUES)
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,489.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS (ASC)-INCLUDED TOUR OF 2 ASCS-BRIEFINGS FROM FASA MEMBERS/STAFF; ATTENDED SEVERAL SESSIONS OF FASA ANNUAL MTG
Date: May 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,997.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Derek Harley.


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.