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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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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Neil Bradley


Total cost of 13 trips: $20,187.38


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: ST. PETERSBERG, RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MEETING WITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND U.S. FIRMS DOING BUSINESS ON RUSSIA
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,300.00
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Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: AGENDA PLANNING AND RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: SEMINAR CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
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Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Tiaa-Cref
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL PRESENTATION REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY AND RETIREMENT ISSUES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,132.57
source

Destination: ZAMBIA
Sponsor: World Vision
Purpose: OBSERVE HIV / AIDS, ORPHAN SUPPORT, CHILD SUPPORT, FOOD SUPPORT AND MICRO-CREDIT PROGRAMS IN ZAMBIA SPONSORED BY WORLD VISION AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $3,629.70
source


Trips traveled under the office of Sue Myrick

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,450.00
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Shadegg

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $275.05
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Neil Bradley.


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.