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

Scottish Outdoor Education Centre

The challenge for Sustainability is to develop in young people the qualities, skills and knowledge that they need to be able to make wise decisions in their future. SOEC, through residential outdoor learning, work with young people to develop their:

  • confidence
  • ability to make decisions in the face of complex & daunting challenges
  • motivation, hence successful learners
  • positive attitude toward problem solving
  • resilience, tenacity and determination as well as adaptability
  • understanding of risk & risk management
  • creativity both initiating and being receptive to innovation
  • knowledge & appreciation of healthier & more active lifestyles
  • ability to reflect on their own potential and contribution to society
  • appreciation of others, their place, contribution and potential in the world; hence responsible citizenship
  • team work and strong communication skills; and
  • leadership qualities and ability to delegate; hence effective contributors

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