Scotland's United Nations Recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development

Events & Courses

LfS Scotland organises an ongoing programme of events and training course for members and non-members.  You can always find details of these on this page.  Members of LfS Scotland will get email updates about new events and courses as they are announced or follow us on Twitter to be kept up to date.

Event Information:

  • Thu

    SEMINAR: Small Steps - Big Changes? The Learning for Sustainability dimension of Community Learning & Development

    09:30 - 15:00Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh


    There is no doubt that we face unprecedented challenges to our society, environment and economy. In places the fabric of our society has become seriously frayed and there are concerns around inequity and with the ways that we generate energy, produce and consume food, travel and dispose of waste. Learning for Sustainability is a Scottish Government and international priority for every type of learning.
    This participative seminar willset out the supportive government policy context for Learning for Sustainability in relation to community learning and development;
    • offer examples of current practice and encourage increased  co-working between those  with community learning and development (CLD) and sustainable development experience and expertise;
    • enable CLD managers and practitioners to identify effective ways to plan for the Learning for Sustainability dimension in all their work and evaluation systems.
    This event is for key staff from all organisations working in and with communities, whether in Community Learning and Development, Learning for Sustainability or with an interest in community engagement in public policy decision making.  
    Participants will be addressed by a range of speakers including Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Children and Young People Phil Denning, Education Scotland and Professor Pete Higgins, Learning for Sustainability Scotland.
    View the programme here.
    This seminar is organised by Education Scotland & LfS Scotland as part of the work of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development CLD Working Group*.

    * Members: CLD Managers Scotland; Keep Scotland Beautiful; Education Scotland; Learning for Sustainability Scotland;  Scottish Government; SCDC; Scotland’s Learning Partnership; SNH; Skills Development Scotland; The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) Scotland; WEA Scotland; Youth Scotland; Youthlink Scotland