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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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Sean Hughes


Total cost of 11 trips: $23,821.08


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: EASTERN WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Energy Northwest
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/ENERGY-RELATED INFORMATION
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,320.79
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Washington State University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: KOREA ECONOMIC INSTITUTE; MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS & TRADE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,350.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.63
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Preston Gates & Ellis
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $698.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA TO BOISE IDAHO; BOISE - DC
Sponsor: SAVE OUR WILD SALMON, IDAHO RIVER UNITED
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $653.23
source

Destination: PDX
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING FOR ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,341.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ISTANBUL TO ERCAN, NORTHERN CYPRUS
Sponsor: Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,566.00
source

Destination: SPOKANE, WA - PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $501.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK - SINGAPORE - MEDAN - BANDA ACEH - JAKARTA - SINGAPAORE - NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Aug 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,473.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sean Hughes.


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.