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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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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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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

    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.

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Trips by*

William Bonvillian


Total cost of 28 trips: $19,552.26


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Lieberman

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: KELLOGG FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE OF THE FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION ON TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBALIZATION
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $212.60
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Destination: GLENDALE, ARIZ
Sponsor: American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird
Purpose: TEACH CLASSES/SEMINAR AND MEET WITH FACULTY ON U.S. GOV'T ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND R&D LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $498.01
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Destination: WILLIAM AND MARY UNIV., WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: MEET WITH POLITICAL SCIENCE CLASSES TO REVIEW MAJOR LEGISLATION PROPOSALS SOUGHT BY SEN. LIEBERMAN THIS YEAR
Date: Mar 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $230.00
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Destination: AIRLIE CONF. CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $278.75
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Destination: GLENDALE, ARIZ
Sponsor: American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird
Purpose: MAKE PRESENTATION TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY ON U.S. GOV'T ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND R&D LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $580.00
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Destination: PRINCETON UNIV., PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: MEETING AND DISCUSSION WITH STUDENTS AT PRINCETON'S WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL ON FEDERAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY ISSUES AND RELATED LEGISLATION
Date: Feb 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $263.00
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Destination: WILLIAM AND MARY UNIV., WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: MEET WITH STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND REVIEW SENATE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $64.61
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Destination: UNIVERSITY OF CALIF., AT SAN DIEGO, CALIF
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE AND WORKING SESSIONS ON US COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION POLICIES
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,008.50
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Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND BRIEFINGS AT MIT AND LINCOLN LABORATORY ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
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Destination: GLENDALE, ARIZ
Sponsor: American Graduate School of International Management at Thunderbird
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS/CLASS ON FEDERAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $555.50
source

Destination: AIRLIE, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON POLICY/CONFERENCE ON ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS IN 2002
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY POLICY
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $909.60
source

Destination: WILLIAM & MARY UNIV., WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CLASSES/SEMINARS ON THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND LEADING POLICY ISSUES NOW PENDING BEFORE CONGRESS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $99.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.73
source

Destination: MIT CAMPUS, CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Sponsor: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & ALFRED SLOAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONF. ON TRANSPORTATION POLICY
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,590.14
source

Destination: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV., PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONF. ON COMPUTER SECURITY AND HOME AND SECURITY
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $531.10
source

Destination: ASPEN INSTITUTE, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS; FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: ARMONK, N.Y.
Sponsor: COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS/IBM CORP
Purpose: WORKING SESSION ON U.S. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION POLICY OPTIONS
Date: Feb 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $396.00
source

Destination: GEORGIA TECH, ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAM ON U.S. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION STRATEGIES AND POLICIES
Date: Feb 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: College of William and Mary
Purpose: TEACH POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES ON US. POLICY ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $120.26
source

Destination: MIT, CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Sponsor: SLOAN FOUNDATION AND THE MASS. INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Purpose: SEMINARS AND CONFERENCE ON HEALTH CARE POLICY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,027.80
source

Destination: NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: Council on Competitiveness
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL INNOVATION POLICIES
Date: Apr 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $316.20
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILL
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: PARTICIPATE AND SEE INT'L MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $899.25
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Sponsor: INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL R&D AND OUTSOURCING ISSUES
Date: Oct 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $467.70
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS AND THE ALFRED SLOAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON "AMERICA'S INNOVATION ECONOMY"
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $370.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, COLORADO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE POLICY AND POLITICAL ISSUES
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,193.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Sponsor: MIT AND THE ALFRED SLOAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: CONFERENCE WITH SENIOR FACULTY AND TELECOMM EXPERTS ON THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION - POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES, IN PREPARATION FOR UPCOMING TELECOMM LEGISLATIVE DEBATE
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $928.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Bonvillian.


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.