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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

David Russell


Total cost of 8 trips: $25,250.80


Trips traveled under the office of Ted Stevens

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: REMARKS GIVEN TO MEETING OF NATIONAL FISHERIES INSTITUTE
Date: Oct 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $135.66
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: AAAE/ACI-NA LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,495.04
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: THE BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: AVIATION & TRANSPORTATION SECURITY
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $11,717.89
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES-LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,560.75
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,221.55
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,075.40
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: Sep 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $590.51
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Russell.


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.