Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2016

Claire Warden. B.ED (Hons)

Keynote Speaker

Claire Warden. B.ED (Hons)

Keynote Speaker
International educational consultant, working across Australia, Canada, USA and Europe. Founder of Living Classrooms Charity MD Mindstretchers Ltd

Biography

Claire’s approach to Nature Kindergartens has earned her international recognition as a pioneer in educational thinking. Her respect for children and families runs through the Floorbook approach that is used within Nature Pedagogy to incorporate children’s voices into intentional teaching. Claire Warden is one of the world’s leading consultants and writers on the use of consultative methods in education.

The centre for excellence she has set up in the UK is renowned for Auchlone Nature Kindergarten and the consultative Floorbooks used there.  Her own learning pathway as a teacher, involves working in a wide variety of settings (2-18 years), mentoring and advisory work, authoring over 14 books and designing resources and landscapes.

Claire is an international advisor to the Children and Nature Network, World Forum Foundation and the International School Grounds Group. She is a Visiting Fellow at Strathclyde University, Research Fellow and consultant at The Federation University, Australia and is currently engaged in a PhD exploring Nature Pedagogy.