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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

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 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 Magill


Total cost of 11 trips: $35,297.44


Trips traveled under the office of Wally Herger

Destination:
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: FRANKFORT-MIMISH-BRUSSELS-BERLIN-FRANKFORT
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: DISCUSS BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN US & GERMANY - NATU AND EURO MEETINGS, AS WELL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,100.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: HOUSE/SENATE CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SAME AS ITINERARY
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS & DISCUSSIONS RELATED TO CELL TELEPHONE INDUSTRY
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: DISCUSS CELL TELEPHONE ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.00
source

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: VISIT SAAB RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING SITES IN SWEDEN WHICH PROVIDE EQUIPMENT TO US DEFENSE FORCES.
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,583.09
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: NETHERLANDS ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,590.17
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 RIPON CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,070.70
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS, LEGISLATORS AND U.S. EMBASSY PERSONNEL
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $13,401.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Magill.


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.