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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*

Susan Hirschmann


Total cost of 18 trips: $85,135.35


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: NEMICOLIN
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING CONFERENCE FOR MEMBERS & SENIOR STAFF
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $504.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,259.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Purpose:
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $812.79
source

Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 22, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $27,626.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,172.50
source

Destination: ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 23, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $4,720.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,876.80
source

Destination: KINGSMILL RESORT - WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SAFETY ISSUES IN AMUSEMENT INDUSTRY
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,321.00
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,385.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $10,423.70
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATION / MT OF GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $8,822.16
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH PRESIDENT
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,122.00
source

Destination: MALAYSIA; SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: MT W/GOV'T LEADERS / EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,411.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAN
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, TO GREENBRIAR (W.W)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,465.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Susan Hirschmann.


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.