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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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Trips by*

Aysha House-Moshi


Total cost of 7 trips: $15,449.09


Trips traveled under the office of Barbara Lee

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AND INVESTIGATE WAYS THAT THE AFRICAN AMBASSADORS CORP. (UN), HUMPTY DUMPTY INST., AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS COULD WORK CLOSER ON ISSUES RELATING TO SECURITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA.
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $773.23
source

Destination: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Sponsor: CBCF AND ELI LILY
Purpose: TO STUDY MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES SPECIFICALLY IN THE MENTAL HEALTH ARENA.
Date: Apr 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $918.42
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: UN FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $619.10
source

Destination: NAIROBI - ENTEBBE, UGANDA
Sponsor: Catholic Relief Services
Purpose: EXAMINE INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE AND REFUGEE CAMPS IN SOUTHERN SUDAN AND UGANDA.
Date: May 22, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,612.40
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK AND THE HISTORY OF THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERPRISES.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,551.94
source

Destination: HEATHROW, UK TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON TRANSATLANTIC COMMUNITY CONFERENCE REGARDING TRANSATLANTIC TOPICS LIKE WAR ON TERROR, TRADE AND ECONOMIC SECURITY, ETC.
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,329.00
source

Destination: FRANCE TO RABAT, MOROCCO TO CASA BLANCA TO MARRAKECH
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: TO REVIEW SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CHANGES IN MOROCCO, AND THE ONGOING DISPUTED WESTERN SAHARA TERRITORY
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Aysha House-Moshi.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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