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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Larry Lavender


Total cost of 7 trips: $27,240.63


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: W VA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROK-US ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON KOREAN PENINSULA. DIALOGUE WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NATIONAL EXPERTS
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $596.67
source

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA, DMZ
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $10,333.30
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,588.40
source

Destination: LUXOR, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,728.00
source

Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT FINDING REGARDING THE EMERGING DEMOCRACY IN GEORGIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,487.65
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-TOULOUSE, FRANCE-CHESTER, UK-PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: AVIATION FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,256.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Larry Lavender.


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.