Claire Warden Mindstretchers
Dr Claire Warden’s approach to nature-based, child led pedagogies has earned her international recognition as a pioneer in educational thinking. She is a multiple award-winning author with over 15 books to her credit. She has been recognised for her original contribution in the field of education for her thesis ‘The Creation and Theorisation of Nature Pedagogy’ and was awarded her PhD in 2019. Her inspirational research and approach to experiential learning has developed through a variety of experiences including primary teaching, advisory work, lecturing in further education and development of the award winning Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Scotland. She was awarded an international award of Exceptional Master Leader for her work on participatory planning through the Floorbooks Approach.
Claire works with governments and associations around the world to create high quality nature-based models of education learning with nature inside, outside and beyond. Her philanthropic work includes international advisor to the Children and Nature Network, World Forum Foundation, International School Grounds Group and is the founder of Living Classrooms CIC that runs the Virtual Nature School and the International Association of Nature Pedagogy.