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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.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

M H Sirh


Total cost of 9 trips: $20,915.38


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Davis

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MEETING - CONSUMER PRODUCTS EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,273.13
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: ECONOMIC/EDUCATION
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $459.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: STAFF VISIT - BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,290.41
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW - TECH TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $364.50
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING - TRADE
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,042.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,157.65
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: BELGIUM
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: COMMERCIAL AVIATION, TRADE FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $5,379.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: MAJOR TECHNOLOGY CONVENTION, LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,289.19
source



* - Trips by all travelers named M H Sirh.


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.