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Podcast: Teaching science effectively with Stuart Kohlhagen

Podcast: Teaching science effectively with Stuart Kohlhagen


Teaching science effectively is incredibly important when it comes to improving science literacy levels. The important part, it doesn’t require overly expensive items! We speak with Dr Stuart Kohlhagen, also known as The Science Nomad and former Director of Science and Learning at Questacon – Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre for over 35 years.

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About Dr Stuart Kohlhagen

Stuart Kohlhagen headshot in black and white

Stuart helped pioneer Questacon’s exhibit development, science demonstrations and shows over a period 35 years. He as part of the original group that established the internationally renowned Science circus, and worked on the transformation of the original Questacon into the National Science and Technology centre. His passions are for simple, open-ended hands-on exhibits, and inquiry-based activities that provide learning opportunities. He has been active in capacity development programs for science centre staff and educators in South Africa, Lesotho, Indonesia, Korea, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia, as well as leading a number of international workshops and master classes in exhibit development.

In recent years he has been able to conceive develop and implement and realize a range of significant outdoor exhibits and public sculptures. He has also been leading the development and delivery of a range of teacher professional development programs within Australia and internationally.


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!

Hosted by Ben Newsome

Ben Newsome


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