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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*

Barry Brown


Total cost of 7 trips: $7,385.66


Trips traveled under the office of Kevin Brady

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS; FAIRFIELD, TEXAS; GLEN ROSE, TEXAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT COAL RECLAMATION AND UTILITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,588.12
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $392.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Burgess

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American College of Surgeons
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTH POLICY DOCUMENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $806.40
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Xelon
Purpose: BURGESS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT XELON CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.42
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN IN PA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ASSN FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES AGENCY, INFINESED, LEVEL 3, MICROSOFT NCTA, SATELLITE BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS ASSN SPRINT, VONTU AND YAHOO
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2004 - LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS TELECOM ISSUES FOR 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Xelon
Purpose: STAFFING OF BURGEES SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT XELON CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.42
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICCAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS ISSUES FOR THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Barry Brown.


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.

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    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 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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