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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Getting to the Heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) UNESCO’s Alexander Leicht will be joined by educator, teacher and NGO delegates as well as fellow speakers Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser for Oxfam and Manju Patel Nair, Education Consultant & Trainer from HEC Global Learning Centre, to explore the conference theme: ‘Getting to the Heart […]
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 […]
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 […]
Rebecca, Scotland Programme Manager for EAUC shares her experiences and reflections on the Impressions Project.
Abi Cornwall, Development Officer for Learning for Sustainability Scotland has been working through various guides to get us ready for the upcoming changes to data legislation (GDPR). Here she outlines the main themes of the compliance and asks: With the deadline for compliance fast approaching, how ready are you?
As part of their EU project: Global Issues, Global Subjects, Scotdec have developed a survey aimed at secondary school teachers in Scotland. The survey is looking to establish your views on the learning support available for Secondary teachers, particularly with a focus on Learning for Sustainability and Global Citizenship – which are, as you know […]
The ESD TSN met on the 17th April to discuss Embedding Sustainability in Vocational Courses. The session was aimed at both Further and Higher education. The session included the following presentations: Embedding Sustainability education into core and elective routes in undergraduate teacher education – Dr Alan Britton (University of Glasgow) Launch of Workbooks to support […]