Research Into Action Briefings. Available Now to Download.

News Items - Fri 11th August 2017, 3:53PM

The Research into Action Briefings series was written to support engagement with published educational research in relation to Learning for Sustainability across the schools education community. The following titles are available to view or download: LfS Research Briefings – No.1: LfS and Attainment in Schools. 2016, Christie, B; Higgins, P. LfS Research Briefings – No. […]


Meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Initial Teacher Education in the UK: Progress and Opportunities

SDGs Task Group News, Sustainable Development Goals - Thu 18th May 2017, 4:09PM

In September 2015, 193 countries across the world, including the UK, agreed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  They set a challenge for every country to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and sustainable development with Education, and learning as a central component. SDG 4 is specifically about education through all aspects of life, and target 4.7 relates […]


Global Intimacy: Learning to Love Your Planet (Pete Higgins TED talk)

LfS Scotland News - Mon 15th May 2017, 12:23PM

Pete Higgins – Learning for Sustainability Scotland Director – is currently Professor of Outdoor and Environmental Education in the University of Edinburgh and is Dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is an advisor on environmental sustainability education to the Scottish Government, the UK Commission for UNESCO and other UK, European and […]


Blog: It’s Not Just About Learning – We Need Better Sustainability Careers Advice

Blog Posts - Fri 5th May 2017, 12:00PM

Rebecca Petford lives in Fife and works for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges’ Scotland Office, based in Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh. EAUC support universities and colleges to meet their sustainability obligations and push further to make their environmental and social impacts increasingly positive, through training and networking events and development of tools […]


LfS: Connections with Nature conference 12 May 2017

Connection to Nature Task Group, News Items, Task Group News - Mon 1st May 2017, 1:27PM

The 12th of May is getting closer and closer but it’s not too late to book your place if you haven’t already done so. We now have a confirmed Programme for the day – have a look at it HERE. And if you would like to book your FREE place before it’s too late – have […]


Summary of Open Education Practices Workshop

Past Task Groups, Task Group News - Fri 10th March 2017, 2:56PM

Learning for Sustainability Scotland (LfSS) and Open Education Practices Scotland (OEPS) jointly hosted a workshop around Open Education Practices to continue with the work of the Open Education Task Group. The workshop was held at Moray House School of Education on Friday 3 March 2017. The session was attended by over twenty Learning for Sustainability Scotland members. For […]


Blog: How Open Education materials can enhance the practice of learning for sustainability practitioners

Blog Posts, Past Task Groups, Task Group News - Mon 20th February 2017, 2:34PM

Ronald MacIntyre lives and works in the West Highlands with his family. He has a long term research education and social justice background and balances working for the Open University with voluntary work in the community and running a small croft. In 2016 Ronald developed the Open Education Practices task group with other interested members of […]


Blog: Exploring learning for sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals in youth work

Blog Posts, Communities Task Group, SDGs Task Group News, Sustainable Development Goals - Mon 13th February 2017, 2:24PM

Emily Beever is the Senior Development Officer (Policy and Research) at YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work in Scotland. Emily co-ordinates YouthLink Scotland’s Members Network. The most recent Members Network took place in December 2016. As a valuable member of the Learning for Sustainability Scotland network, we asked her to update us on the […]


UNESCO’s Aaron Benavot speaks at LfS Scotland’s AGM

Annual General Meetings, Membership, News Items - Tue 24th January 2017, 11:02AM

Education for People and Planet LfS Scotland members were privileged to hear from Aaron Benavot, Director of the new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO at our 2016 AGM held on 19 January 2017. He spoke about the potential for education to propel progress towards all the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the UN’s […]


Announcing the new Steering Group members & AGM update

Membership, News Items, Steering Group - Mon 23rd January 2017, 4:42PM

The Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 19 January at the University of Edinburgh, Moray House School of Education. This year’s theme was Transforming our World – education and learning that responds to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Over sixty members came to join in the discussion and to explore the future work of Learning for Sustainability […]