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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*

Sarah Walter


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,502.00


Trips traveled under the office of John Breaux

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: XAVIER UNIVERSITY & TULANE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: TOUR OF CENTER BIOENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AT TULANE/XAVIER UNIVERSITIES
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,270.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $279.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF PYXIS FACILITIES - ROUNDTABLE WITH CARDINAL HEALTH PERSONNEL REGARDING THEIR MEDICAL SAFE
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,087.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Academy of Ophthalmology
Purpose: SPEECH TO ACADEMY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS-ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: NAPLES; TAMPA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SEN. BREAUX TO STAFF HIM AT PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION - GAVE KEYNOTE SPEECH ON MARCH 31, 2001
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO SPEECH TO PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION: TOPIC WAS MEDICARE REFORM/PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,490.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Sponsor: Amgen Inc
Purpose: TOUR AMGEN FACILITIES
Date: Oct 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,020.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR BREAUX TO PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION FOR SPEECH
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,334.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO / SAN JUAN
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: VISIT/TOUR PUERTO RICAN HOSPITALS & MEET WITH COMMONWEALTH OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING PUERTO RICAN HOSPITALS
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,997.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sarah Walter.


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.