News & Blogs: News

EAUC Scotland and LFS Scotland submit a joint response to QAA ESD Guidance consultation

Wed 27th January 2021 - Courses & Events Summaries, News, Policy Advice and Responses

A joint response has been submitted to the QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Advance HE consultation on their major review of the 2014 Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) guidance for higher education providers.  This follows a productive workshop with EAUC Scotland and LfS Scotland members working in Higher Education on 15th January… [read more]


GTC Scotland publishes learning for sustainability professional guide for teachers

Wed 27th January 2021 - LfS in Schools, News

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… [read more]


SDG Accord Report 2020 – Progress towards the global Goals in the FE & HE Sector launched

Fri 11th December 2020 - News

A Global Alliance of the world’s universities, colleges and sustainability networks, including Learning for Sustainability Scotland,  have today (Friday, 11th December 2020) launched a new report: SDG Accord – Progress towards the global Goals in the FE & HE Sector. Presented at the UN High Level Political Forum in July,  the findings show awareness of the SDGs in universities… [read more]


Perthshire school awarded Erasmus+ grant for outdoor learning & sustainability project with Norway

Mon 2nd November 2020 - News

Robert Douglas Memorial School, a 500-pupil primary in Scone, Perthshire, has been successful in an Erasmus+ grant application for a two-year project with their partner school in Steigen, northern Norway. The project will focus on sharing best practice in outdoor learning between the two schools and will seek to improve both staff’s understanding and embedding of learning for sustainability… [read more]


Are Scotland’s students ready to thrive in an interconnected world?

Thu 22nd October 2020 - News

In 2018, Scotland opted to participate in the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ‘global competence’ assessment. Today, the results have been published in a new OECD report: ‘Are Students Ready to Thrive in an Interconnected World?‘ We’re delighted that the report has found that pupils in Scotland have a higher than average awareness of… [read more]


Seizing the Moment: Learning for Sustainability and Youth Work

Sat 10th October 2020 - Courses & Events Summaries, News

The impact of Covid19 on young people continues to be immense, and the youth work sector has a vital role to play in supporting their educational, social and emotional recovery. On 6th October 2020, LfS Scotland and YouthLink Scotland hosted a webinar joined by youth work practitioners from across Scotland, exploring the role of Learning for Sustainability in… [read more]


Scotland’s progress on sustainable development lays backdrop for country’s recovery

Mon 3rd August 2020 - News, Sustainable Development Goals

This week, the Scottish Government published its landmark review of the progress Scotland has made in delivering the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.  The review was developed in partnership with SDG Network Scotland, a coalition of over 500 organisations and individuals including Learning for… [read more]


A new Publication Celebrating Award-Winning RCE Project Contributions to Education for Sustainable Development

Tue 2nd June 2020 - News

A new Publication Celebrating Award-Winning RCE Project Contributions to Education for Sustainable Development has been produced, including one of Learning for Sustainability Scotland’s award winning projects. ‘RCE Contributions to a More Sustainable World: Celebrating Five Years of Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2019)‘. The publication highlights and celebrates some of the outstanding contributions… [read more]


Learning for Sustainability Scotland is a GTCS Professional Learning Award winner

Fri 27th September 2019 - News

Learning for Sustainability Scotland has received a General Teaching Council for Scotland Excellence in Professional Learning award at an evening of celebration in Glasgow. Speaking at the ceremony GTCS Chief Executive Ken Muir GTCS said ‘this award identifies organisations which aim through their work ‘to develop and enhance teachers’ knowledge, expertise and skill; develop their… [read more]


New Scottish Government Learning for Sustainability action plan launched today

Wed 19th June 2019 - News

This morning (19th June 2019) saw the launch of the new Learning for Sustainability Action Plan by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP. It sets out how Scottish Government and a wide range of partners and practitioners – including Learning for Sustainability Scotland – will deliver recommendations set out in the Vision 2030+ Report over the… [read more]