News & Blogs: Blog Posts

Scottish Government strengthens profile of Learning for Sustainability in the 2023 National Improvement Framework 

Wed 4th January 2023 - Blog Posts, News, Policy Advice and Responses

We warmly welcome the news that the Scottish Government has strengthened the profile and visibility of Learning for Sustainability in the 2023 ‘Achieving Excellence and Equity: National Improvement Framework and improvement plan’ (or ‘NIF’).

Published annually, this document ‘sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education that have been agreed across the system, and the national improvement activity that needs to be undertaken to help deliver those key priorities.’
We have highlighted some of the key points from this document in this article.

‘Connecting for transformational change through learning’: LfS members’ networking event

Tue 6th December 2022 - Blog Posts, Communities, LfS Scotland Updates, News

On 6th December 2022, we were delighted to welcome members and invited guests for an in-person gathering at Leith Community Croft in Leith, Edinburgh, to network, share and celebrate stories and experiences on the theme of ‘transformational change through learning’.

International award success for Learning for Sustainability Scotland and partners

Wed 30th November 2022 - Blog Posts, LfS Scotland Updates, News, RCE Network, Sustainable Development Goals

We’re delighted to share our recent success in the 2022 Regional Centres of Expertise in Education (RCE) Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Our ‘Agents of Change Toolkit’ received an ‘Outstanding Flagship Project’ award, and our ‘Connecting Youth Work and Learning for Sustainability’ initiative received an ‘Acknowledged Flagship Project’ award.

‘Learning, unlearning and re-learning’: reflections on COP27

Mon 28th November 2022 - Blog Posts, News, Sustainable Development Goals

Dr Beth Christie, Senior Lecturer in Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, was a delegate at COP27. In this video, she reflects on her experiences at the Conference – and what it means for learners, educators and enablers of learning across the world:

Strengthening and Supporting Approaches to ESD in Universities and Colleges

Tue 22nd November 2022 - Blog Posts, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education, News

The latest meeting of EAUC Scotland’s Education for Sustainable Development Topic Support Network, supported by Learning for Sustainability Scotland, took place on 21st November 2022 with a focus on “Strengthening and Supporting Approaches to ESD in Universities and Colleges”

‘What I did in my holidays’ by Laura, aged 36: reflections from the 2022 RCE Europe Regional Meeting

Wed 9th November 2022 - Blog Posts, Courses & Events Summaries, News, RCE Network

Laura Curtis-Moss is Vice-Chair of the Learning for Sustainability Scotland Steering Group and our Youth Co-ordinator. In this blog, she reflects on her recent participation in the 2022 RCE Europe Regional Meeting.

Learning for Sustainability and ‘Putting Young People at the Centre’

Thu 6th October 2022 - Blog Posts, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Uncategorised

This is a time of change for Scotland’s education system. The Scottish Government and COSLA have launched the ‘most inclusive ever discussion on education in Scotland, with learners playing a… [read more]

Campus Rewilding in the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-30)

Sun 25th September 2022 - Blog Posts, Schools and early learning & childcare settings

LfSS Steering Group member Duncan Zuill shares the latest about his campus rewilding project at Levenmouth Academy in Fife. This is an update from his last blog posts in September… [read more]

Autumn 2022: Join the sustainability conversation

Mon 12th September 2022 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, News

This autumn, Learning for Sustainability Scotland is delighted to be working with The University of Edinburgh, General Teaching Council for Scotland, British Council, SCOREscotland and the Climate Sisters (supported by… [read more]

Collaboration to scale up community action on sustainability

Tue 23rd August 2022 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, Sustainable Development Goals

Many public sector bodies, including local authorities, have a mandate to support sustainability action and to facilitate community engagement in their regions. At the same time, many community-led initiatives and… [read more]