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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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Trips by*

Jennifer Stewart


Total cost of 9 trips: $32,179.36


Trips traveled under the office of John Boehner

Destination: LIMA, OHIO
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation
Purpose: TRIP TO THE JOINT SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING CENTER IN LIMA, OHIO TO LEARN ABOUT THE ONLY GOVERNMENT OWNED - CONTRACTOR OPERATED FACILITY PRODUCING COMBAT LAND SYSTEMS
Date: Jul 12, 2004
Expense: $682.24
source

Destination: BELGRADE, SERBIA
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF STUDY TOUR OF THE BALKANS, INCLUDING SERBIA, MACEDONIA, KOSOVO, AND MONTENEGRO
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,780.15
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,158.28
source

Destination: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO DISCUSS US-MOROCCAN RELATIONS, TRADE, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REFORM IN MOROCCO, AND THE WESTERN SAHARA
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson

Destination: AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION/BAYLOR HOSPITAL VISIT
Sponsor: American Hospital Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,520.08
source


Trips traveled under the office of Gregory Meeks

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT.
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISTERIAL
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.80
source

Destination: QUITO, ECUADOR
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: III BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THE XXXIV OAS GEN. ASSEMBLY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,638.04
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $12,141.77
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jennifer Stewart.


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

    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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    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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