Claire Warden: Learning with nature – Light and shadow

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.


Light and shadow are an integral part of nature. This module is designed for early childhood professionals who are interested in helping young children in their setting explore the concepts of light and shadow. This is an introductory module and does not need any prerequisite knowledge of the topic.

In this course you will:

  • outline the potential of light and shadow for playful inquiry
  • explain the science of light and shadow and use it to support children’s learning experience
  • apply the 10 things you’ve learnt about light and shadow to improve the quality of your interaction with children.


Duraiton: 1 hour