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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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*

James Brandell


Total cost of 10 trips: $10,569.90


Trips traveled under the office of Dave Camp

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AIRLINE SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: MONTERERY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON LANDFILL GAS
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $840.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY BRIEFING
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION MEETINGS
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $1,325.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FORUM ON AVIATION INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,181.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: Border Trade Alliance
Purpose: PANELIST FOR BORDER SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $508.40
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFFS RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: SAGINAW, MI-PHNOM PHEN, CAMBODIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN DEMOCRACY BUILDING SEMINARS
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James Brandell.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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