Claire Warden: Learning with nature – Leaves

By Dr Claire Warden



National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA2Children’s health and safety
QA3Physical environment
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
3Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning


Dr Claire Warden
Claire Warden is one of the world’s leading consultants and writers on the use of consultative methods in education. She is particularly well known for her Nature Pedagogy Approach.


To inspire and support children’s learning, this module explores different ways of incorporating leaves in nature-play experiences within early learning settings. This is an introductory module and does not need any pre-requisite knowledge of the topic.

In this course you will:

  • discuss the potential use of leaves as a unique opportunity for integrated learning and development
  • explain and justify the use of leaves in nature-based programs
  • apply the 10 things you’ve learnt about leaves to improve the quality of your interaction with children.


Duraiton: 1 hour