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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*

Shawn Whitman


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,908.35


Trips traveled under the office of Craig Thomas

Destination: FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,434.00
source

Destination: COLORADO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 14, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,700.00
source

Destination: ELKO, NV-MORANCI, AZ-PRONO, UT-SALINA, UT
Sponsor: Gold Institute
Purpose: MINING TOUR
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,020.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF TOUBOAT & UNDERGROUND COAL SERVICE FACILITY
Date: Jul 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $303.95
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: GIVE PRESENTATION OF GROUP OF NACO WESTERN STATE MEMBER STATES ABOUT VARIOUS LEGISLATIVE & POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jul 13, 2001
Expense: $199.00
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF UTILITY INDUSTRY AND RURAL TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATION ISSUES
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $708.40
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING AT BICAMERAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shawn Whitman.


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.