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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

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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*

Kathryn Scott


Total cost of 15 trips: $15,317.17


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
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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
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Destination: LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TOBACCO PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.72
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Destination: CHESAPEAKE FARMS, MD
Sponsor: EI du Pont de Nemours and Co
Purpose: TOUR FARM & DISCUSS BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Oct 30, 2000
Expense: $63.00
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Destination: MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: HUMAN GENOME SCIENCES & BIO
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECH DEVELOPMENTS
Date: Nov 14, 2000
Expense: $51.00
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Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; GREENVILLE, MS; NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION & ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.24
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Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO
Sponsor: Food Producers of Idaho Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF IDAHO AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $816.71
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Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: St Louis Agri-Business Club
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURE & BUSINESSES AROUND ST. LOUIS
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.25
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
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Destination: WICHITA, KANSAS
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: DISCUSS INDUSTRY CONCERNS REGARDING FOOD SAFETY & COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,912.30
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Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPT. OF AG & CONSUMER SERVICES FLORIDA FARM BUREAU, FLORIDA FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: REVIEW STATE & FEDERAL COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING LAWS
Date: Jul 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $943.50
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Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Oregon Association of Nurseries
Purpose: DISCUSS NURSERY INDUSTRY OF OREGON & SUDDEN OOK DEATH
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.27
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Destination: WINNIPEG, MANITOBA & CALGARY, ALBERTA
Sponsor: Government of Canada
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE INTEGRATED NORTH AMERICAN AG INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
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Destination: GREENSBORO, PINEHURST & KITTY HAWK, NC
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
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Destination: RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU
Purpose: DISCUSS AG ISSUES IMPORTANT TO NC PRODUCERS
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $222.54
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* - Trips by all travelers named Kathryn Scott.


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.