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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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Trips by*

J J Piskadlo


Total cost of 13 trips: $31,484.97


Trips traveled under the office of Danny Davis

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND STARBUCKS CORPORATION AND MICROSOFT AT THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,913.12
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Davis

Destination: TAMPA, PLANT CITY, LAKE WALES FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $823.92
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,570.00
source

Destination: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA & BRASILIA, RIO - BRAZIL
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING, TRADE ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,880.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FL AGRICULTURE SUMMIT
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.96
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR & PERANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,068.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELIGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,520.00
source

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: AIRDRIE STUD, BURLEY LEAF TOBACCO DEALERS ASSOCIATION, INC., BURLEY STABILIZATION CORPORATION, BURLEY TOBACCO GROWERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, CENTRAL KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION, COUNCIL FOR BURLEY TOBACCO, INC., DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA, FA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP REGARDING KENTUCKY AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS NGOS
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,905.60
source

Destination: BOGOTA AND ARAUCA, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: RESEARCH: CONFLICT, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,280.00
source

Destination: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS WITH WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Destination: PALO ALTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Business Software Alliance
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named J J Piskadlo.


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.