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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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*

Bill Wichterman


Total cost of 17 trips: $15,585.20


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Frist

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: RIAA AND GMA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $828.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: Ethics and Public Policy Center
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: WASH, DC-MONTGOMERY, AL-BIRMINGHAM, AL-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.00
source

Destination: PHILA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,064.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Prison Fellowship Ministries
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Sep 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Mar 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Trinity Forum
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: FAITH & LAW
Purpose: SPEAKING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $593.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Pitts

Destination: OSPREY POINT, ROYAL OAK, MD
Sponsor: WILBERFORCE FORUM (PRISON FELLOWSHIP), AND FAITH & LAW
Purpose: EDUCATION/POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,276.00
source

Destination: STRATEGY FOR 107TH CONGRESS - MEETINGS
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: STRATEGY MEETINGS
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MUSIC INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $324.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Prison Fellowship Ministries
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,002.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,647.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: WILBERFORCE FORUM (PRISON FELLOWSHIP) AND FAITH & LAW
Purpose: EXPLORATION OF LEGISLATIVE MEANS OF CULTURAL RENEWAL
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $863.20
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: Houghton College
Purpose: SPEAKING TO STUDENTS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $390.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bill Wichterman.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 08.12.14

    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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