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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.

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    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Lawrence Willcox


Total cost of 17 trips: $51,082.59


Trips traveled under the office of Sam Johnson

Destination: PALO AITO, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,709.90
source

Destination: ARGENTINA
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TAX TRIP
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $8,420.00
source

Destination: DAILY MEETINGS & SPEECHES & PANEL CONTRIBUTIONS
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TAX CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, BRUSSELS, PARIS
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP WITH TAX & TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
Date: May 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $7,834.00
source

Destination: TRIP TO THE HOMESTEAD IN HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $955.78
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; RENO, NV; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO GAMING AND MANUFACTURING-RELATED ISSUES.
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOR INSIGHT INTO NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIAN TAX SYSTEMS
Date: Dec 8, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $7,800.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jon Kyl

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON BOND MARKETS
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $457.00
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN & KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO MEET WITH JAPANESE LEGISLATORS AND POLICYMAKERS WORKERS TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO JAPANESE POLICYMAKING PROCESS, POLITICAL, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC TRENDS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,160.91
source

Destination: SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $354.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $453.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR; SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,963.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $776.00
source

Destination: SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA (GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE/NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING (PENSION CONFERENCE)
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (GREENBRIER), WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lawrence Willcox.


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.