Claire Warden: Learning with nature – Puddles

By Dr Claire Warden



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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.


Learning with nature – Puddles is aimed at all professionals working within early years childcare and education who are interested in incorporating water puddle play within their setting to inspire and support children’s learning. This module will give you a practical understanding of how you can include puddle play as part of nature-based learning within your setting. This is an introductory module and does not need any prerequisite knowledge of the topic.

In this course you will:

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


Duration: 1 hour