Claire Warden: Learning with nature – Rocks, stones and pebbles

By Dr Claire Warden



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QA1Educational program and practice
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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, particularly for her Nature Pedagogy Approach.


The aim of this module is to increase your key knowledge of rocks, stones and pebbles and help you design children’s play experiences that include these natural substances. Exploring intentionality, the module also outlines ways in which you can enhance your interaction with children.

In this course you will learn to:

  • apply key knowledge to detail how children’s play and learning potential can be enhanced using rocks, stones and pebbles
  • Introduce you to  the concept of Stonework Play (Suskind and Crandall 2017)
  • improve your interaction with children by raising their awareness of the potential of a pebble.


Duration: 1 hour