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GTC Scotland publishes learning for sustainability professional guide for teachers

Wed 27th January 2021 - News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland) has published ‘Learning for Sustainability: a Professional Guide for Teachers’ in partnership with Learning for Sustainability Scotland.

The guide aims to help teachers understand their responsibility to embed Learning for Sustainability in their practice, inspiring and motivating learners to address the challenges of learning to live within the environmental limits of our planet and to build a just, equitable and peaceful society.

The guide is the next iteration in GTC Scotland’s series of Professional Guides for Teachers. It is deliberately short and easy to read, with very practical guidance that encourages teachers to reflect on their practice in the context of the Professional Standards for Teachers.

Ken Muir, Chief Executive and Registrar at GTC Scotland said, “Covid-19 has highlighted that we live in a highly interconnected world and demonstrates why Learning for Sustainability, essential for the wellbeing of all, is such an integral part of our Professional Standards.

“The guide is part of a suite of Professional Guides being published by GTC Scotland on key themes and topics which are designed to enhance teacher professionalism as part of our advisory role as the professional body for all of Scotland’s teachers.”

Betsy King, Development Manager at Learning for Sustainability Scotland said, “Curriculum for Excellence has sustainability at its heart and embedding this approach into all learning and teaching can support learners to develop the knowledge, skills and values to support our journey towards a more sustainable future. This guide provides practical advice and support for that journey.” 

Learning for Sustainability: a Professional Guide for Teachers