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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*

Kirk Boyle


Total cost of 12 trips: $34,189.99


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Armey

Destination: EASTERN CANADA
Sponsor: Ducks Unlimited Inc
Purpose: MIGRATORY BIRD HABITAT TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,504.70
source

Destination: KINGSMILL, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: RETREAT AT THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $886.00
source

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA - ULSAN, KOREA - SEOUL - DMZ - SEOUL
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: OPEN EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WITH KOREAN GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE LEADERS
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $4,784.63
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: AMUSEMENT PARK SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $898.92
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: TOKYO, HIROSHIMA, KYOTO
Sponsor: Japan
Purpose: MUTUAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $10,760.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TAIWAN EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,620.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASILIA - SAU PAULO - SALVADOR
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: CONGRESSION STAFF FACT-FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: May 25, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,647.63
source

Destination: LIBERTY ISLAND, NEW YORK
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: HOMELAND SECURITY SURVEY OF UPGRADES AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AS A MODEL FOR OTHER NATIONAL LANDMARKS.
Date: Jul 3, 2003
Expense: $359.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kirk Boyle.


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.