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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.
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Back to The Data

Trips by*

John Lopez


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,556.16


Trips traveled under the office of John Ensign

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING/TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF CRUISE LINES
Purpose: ICCL CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFINGS & TOUR
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $312.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION EDUCATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: American Public Transportation Association
Purpose: APTA EXPO & CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 4, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $2,952.00
source

Destination: ELKO, NV
Sponsor: Dacole Company
Purpose: AERIAL TOUR OF IL RANCH IN NORTHEASTERN NEVADA AND DISCUSSION OF THE SOUTHERN NEVADA PUBLIC LAND MGMT. ACT OF 1998
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $874.50
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,159.40
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Purpose: ATTEND/PARTICIPATE IN ITS AMERICA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,157.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE-TACOMA, WA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: SPEAK TO PUBLIC LANDS COMMITTEE AT NACO WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,031.76
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Lopez.


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.