What is Learning for Sustainability?

Blog Posts, Membership - Tue 29th January 2019, 5:10PM

You’ve heard the name… you might even be a member, but what does it actually mean? LfS Scotland member Sarah Ford-Hutchinson delves into the jargon to discover what’s underneath and gives us an understanding of what being a member of LfS Scotland means to her. Dear Reader, I hear you care about sustainability. You recycle. […]

Attending the 11th Global RCE Conference in Cebu, Philippines

Blog Posts, RCE Network, Steering Group, Youth Network - Mon 7th January 2019, 4:48PM

Laura Curtis-Moss (member of the LfS Scotland Steering Group) and Kirsten Leask (co-vice Chair of LfS Scotland) attended the 11th Global RCE Conference on behalf of LfS Scotland. Here Laura tells us about the experience. Last month I was lucky enough to travel to the Philippines to represent Learning for Sustainability Scotland at the 11th […]

Project Manager: Connecting Classrooms through Learning for Sustainability

Blog Posts, Staff, Uncategorised - Tue 6th November 2018, 12:36PM

A Project Manager with a working knowledge of Learning for Sustainability practice and policy in Scottish schools is sought to lead on developing and coordinating the British Council Connecting Classrooms through Learning for Sustainability Programme in Scotland 2018-21.  Part of an international British Council /DfID programme, the aim of this work is to support teachers […]

Scottish Food Systems and Sustainability – LfSS Youth Network Project Update

Blog Posts, RCE Network, Youth Network - Mon 27th August 2018, 12:59PM

The Learning for Sustainability Scotland (LfSS) Youth Network recently supported the Royal Highland Education Trust to give a fantastic opportunity to five young people aged 20-30, to discover more about sustainability and the Scottish food system, and then to share that learning with people of all ages at the Royal Highland Show. In this blog […]

Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals – A Secondary Teacher’s Experience

Blog Posts, LfS in Schools, Sustainable Development Goals - Fri 17th August 2018, 12:13PM

6 ways to improve secondary level engagement using the UN Sustainable Development Goals    Through learner engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, secondary teacher Jo Fraser has recognised the positive impact on the pupils she worked with and is excited about the diverse and significant opportunities for learning that arise when embedded throughout […]

Paul Bradley (SCVO): Reflections on the UKSSD ‘Measuring Up’ SDGs Report

Blog Posts, News Items, Sustainable Development Goals - Tue 17th July 2018, 4:21PM

A landmark report on the UK’s progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been published. ‘Measuring Up’, produced by UKSSD, paints a somewhat gloomy picture of the UK’s performance, whilst highlighting successes across the 17 SDGs that tackle issues from improving health, ending hunger, poverty, and inequality to taking action on climate change. In […]

Latest update from the Steering Group

Blog Posts, Steering Group - Mon 9th July 2018, 11:30AM

This month, we welcome the bliss of long summer days, sunshine and warmth and the tantalizing promise of time away with family, friends or self. For many, it is also festival season, where the norms of urban life disappear and we come together for a temporary life in a field – energised by music. Music […]

News Report: How the UK is performing against the UN Sustainable Development Goals – first official assessment

Blog Posts, Sustainable Development Goals - Tue 3rd July 2018, 11:48AM

Urgent action is needed to prevent UK slipping behind other nations on poverty, equality and the environment. A new report released today (3 July 2018) has highlighted why the UK should place the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of its strategy. It calls on Theresa May to appoint a Cabinet-level SDG minister […]

The Revised National Performance Framework – A New Vision for Scotland?

Blog Posts, News Items - Mon 25th June 2018, 5:29PM

The Launch of the Revised National Performance Framework Kirsten Leask, member of Learning for Sustainability Scotland and co-vice chair of our Steering Group attended the launch of the National Performance Framework earlier this month. Here she provides a detailed report on the launch event and discusses the positive impact the values and language of the […]

June update from the Learning for Sustainability Scotland Steering Group

Blog Posts, Steering Group - Tue 12th June 2018, 10:30AM

Welcome to the June update from our Steering Group. The white froth of cow parsley and hawthorn, and the long days of sunshine signal the promise of summer. The feeling of warmth on skin and the sounds of beasts on the wing make water more appealing. We can absorb the calm from a full moon […]