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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*

Anthony Reed


Total cost of 12 trips: $20,332.45


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: KANSAS CITY
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $650.68
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE ACCENTURE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,125.33
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $617.30
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PEORIA, IL
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $577.54
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,334.17
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (NAT'L), CHICAGO, IL (MIDWAY), GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL, NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, LISLE, IL, YORKVILLE, IL, BOLLINGBROOK, IL, ARGO, IL
Sponsor: ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, ILLINOIS PARK PRODUCES, & ILLINOIS BEEF ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $731.59
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,845.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,588.00
source

Destination: OAHU, HI
Sponsor: Ag Biotech Planning Committee
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,709.21
source

Destination: LAX, LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Columbia College Chicago
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,040.88
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,016.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Anthony Reed.


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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    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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