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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.

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.
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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Todd Thorpe


Total cost of 6 trips: $6,329.19


Trips traveled under the office of Chris Cannon

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $365.00
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Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES: CABLE IP TELEPHONY, BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT AND DIGITAL TELEVISION TRANSITION ISSUES
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: MEDIA POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.29
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Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ACT, AT&T, EIA, INFINEON, LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, LUCENT, MICROSOFT, NCTA, SPRINTS, VONTA & YAHO
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY POLICY DISCUSSION/CONFERENCE WITH CONGRESSIONAL AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $880.58
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Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WITH ACADEMICS
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $472.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON TWO PANEL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT CURRENT LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY SURROUNDING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND SPECIFICALLY ON TAX POLICY
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,344.80
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* - Trips by all travelers named Todd Thorpe.


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.