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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.

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  • 08.19.14

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Trips by*

Matthew Kirk


Total cost of 7 trips: $16,999.00


Trips traveled under the office of Don Nickles

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Freddie Mac
Purpose: ATTEND SENATOR BENNETT'S FINANCIAL SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $966.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS AT MERRILL LYNCH AND THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $215.00
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Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS WITH PMI & OTHER MORTGAGE INSURANCE COMPANY EXECUTIVES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,331.00
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Destination: MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: TOUR PRODUCTION FACILITIES, MEET WITH MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS & US AMBASSADOR
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL VISIT & BRIEFING AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,110.00
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Destination: MIAMI, FLA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Apr 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $835.00
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Destination: AVENTURA, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL AT THE SIA GOVERNMENT RELATION LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,042.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Matthew Kirk.


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.