• Karen Caswell

Empowering Young People with Dr. Stephanie Smith

#InspirationInfluenceImpact #AuthenticityInEDU #TLAPdownunder #moad


Our Episode 6 guest, Dr. Stephanie Smith, shares her passion for empowering our young people, and how she has embraced every change as a learning opportunity. Her diverse and rich experiences have not only shaped her passion and practice, but now inspire other educators to provide opportunities for learners to have their voices heard. Stephanie truly embodies the spirit and values of a life long learner.


Stephanie's Inspirational, Influential and Impactful recommendations:

  • People - Connect with Young People; Pivot Learning

  • Book - Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace; The School in the Cloud by Sugata Mitra

  • Podcast - Game Changers with Phil Cummins and Adriano Di Prato

  • Cause - The Foundation for Young Australians

  • Dream Travel Destination - Egypt

Connect with Stephanie:

  • Twitter - @SmilesStephi @MoAD_Canberra

  • Instagram - @Stephi_Smith_Inquirer_ @oldparliamenthouse

  • Website - Museum of Australian Democracy

  • Facebook - Inspiring Picture Book Ideas and Australian Civics Educators Network


Stephanie is an experienced primary school teacher who has tight in multiple states and territories, and has transferred her knowledge, skills and expertise into an education role at the Museum of Australian Democracy. She has a PhD in play-based learning in primary classrooms, the significance of developing 21st Century skills and teacher PD around science and mathematics.



If you missed one of our previous episodes, you can hear the inspiring, influential and impactful guests below (they are worth the listen!)


#0 - An Introduction

#1 - Dave Burgess: Discover Wide

#2 - Trevor Mackenzie: Inspiring Inquiry

#3 - Tamara Letter: Inspired by Kindness

#4 - STEM-spirational Fi Morrison

#5 - The Impact of Service - Craig Ladek

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