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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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*

John Lawrence


Total cost of 5 trips: $9,411.97


Trips traveled under the office of George Miller

Destination: MONTANA-RED LODGE
Sponsor: LIZ CLAIBORNE-ART ORTENBERG FOUNDATION
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKSHOP ON COLLABORATIVE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,865.86
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: TO ADDRESS A MEETING OF HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCING REPRESENTATIVES.
Date: Feb 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,453.13
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: MEET WITH INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS CONCERNING BILATERAL TRADE AND STRATEGIES
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,874.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: MERU NATIONAL PARK, KENYA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
Purpose: TO VISIT MERU NAT'L PARK TO LOOK AT ANTI-POACHING ACTIVITIES & OTHER EFFORTS TO RESTORE THIS PARK.
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-NEW YORK-NEW PALZ, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Environmental Grantmakers Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTMAKERS ASSOC'S CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $688.98
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Lawrence.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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    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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