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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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Jon Traub


Total cost of 8 trips: $13,803.90


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mccrery

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: SEMINARS & MEETINGS ON TAX & HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,552.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & VISITS RELATED TO NUCLEAR POWER & UTILITY DEREGULATION
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $928.96
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, RENO, LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TAX AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE GAMING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO LEARN HOW THE ISLAND'S HOSPITALS ARE AFFECTED BY MEDICARE PAYMENT POLICIES
Date: May 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND OFF-SHORE OIL DRILLING AND EXPLORATION THE ECONOMICS OF THESE VENTURES & THE ROLE OF THE TAX CODE
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,825.66
source

Destination: DC - SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: BROAD RANGING DISCUSSIONS ON PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THE CONGRESS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Catholic Health Association and affiliates
Purpose: BIPARTISAN STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS HEALTH ISSUES IN CONGRESS
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $214.00
source

Destination: DC-AVENTURA FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LARGE AND SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS ON TAX AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,379.28
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jon Traub.


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.