News & Blogs: News

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

Thu 22nd October 2020 - Uncategorised

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]


LfS Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation consultation April 2019

Thu 18th April 2019 - News

This consultation sets out Scottish Government proposals for legislation around the Good Food Nation ambition. View the response here.


LfS Scotland and EAUC-Scotland  respond to the College Development Network’s Draft Professional Standards for College Lecturers

Thu 25th October 2018 - News, Policy Advice and Responses

EAUC-Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland have submitted a joint response to the College Development Network’s draft of the revised Professional Standards for College Lecturers. In the response suggestions are offered to enhance the integration of sustainability within the Professional Standards, and to provide greater clarity about what is expected from lecturers. Read the letter… [read more]


News Report: How the UK is performing against the UN Sustainable Development Goals – first official assessment

Tue 3rd July 2018 - News, Sustainable Development Goals

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… [read more]


The Revised National Performance Framework – A New Vision for Scotland?

Mon 25th June 2018 - News

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… [read more]