Podcast: How Scienceability challenges stereotypes

How Scienceability challenges stereotypes

How Scienceability challenges stereotypes


Meet Siân Keys, an educator with a passion for breaking down barriers. On this episode you’ll discover why she formed Scienceability, an organisation that challenges the traditional ideas of ‘who does science’ by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to lead science classes for the public during National Science Week.

“What was really powerful was that during National Science Week, those participants ran a science hands-on workshop for the Canberra community. it challenged who does science and who science is for because they were the ones teaching everyone else science.”

Siân Keys is also the Senior Program Officer for National Youth Science Forum

About Scienceability

scienceability - student pouring blue liquid into a fizzing green test tube

Scienceability is a program designed to challenge opinions on ‘who does science’. In these events, young adults with intellectual disabilities from around Canberra ran an exciting series of science workshops open to the public. These young adults had spent six weeks participating in science workshops where they have built, tested and hypothesised their way through topics such as the science of flight, colour, and engineering.

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About the FizzicsEd Podcast

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It’s not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it’s about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

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