Learning for Sustainability and the National Outcomes for Scotland
On Tuesday, 23 May, in collaboration with the Scottish Government, we held an online opportunity for people to hear more about and be part of the discussion on the blueprint for Scotland – Scotland’s National Performance Framework
Teaching, learning and play in the outdoors: a survey of provision in Scotland in 2022.
A new report from NatureScot and partners has highlighted how Scotland’s children could be offered increased amounts of outdoor learning and play, stimulating a post-pandemic generation’s connection to nature and its benefits.
Teacher education for the green transition and sustainable development: a pan-European priority
Teacher professional learning has been identified as one of the most significant catalysts for bringing innovation and sustainability into our education systems. The EU has formally called for Learning for Sustainability to become a key priority area in education policies and programmes and for support to be given to educators through training and professional development. A new report shares examples of good practice from across Europe – including Scotland.
The role of education in a climate emergency: four key asks from Teach the Future Scotland
Taking action on climate change is one of the major challenges of our times, and education has a major role to play. Teach the Future has four key asks for policy makers and presented them at a Scottish Parliamentary reception on 22 March.
‘Learning for Sustainability and the National Improvement Framework’ – our latest ‘Connect’ session with GTC Scotland
Our Learning for Sustainability ‘Connect’ sessions have been bringing educators and guest speakers together to network and share since March 2022, and in our latest session, we explored the place of Learning for Sustainability as a core element of the 2023 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan .
Exploring Learning for Sustainability and the Professional Standards: our partnership with the General Teaching Council for Scotland
Learning for Sustainability Scotland and the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland) have worked together to create the GTC Scotland Learning for Sustainability Hub: a ‘one-stop-shop’ to support teachers to weave LfS across their practice.
‘Joining the dots’: Educational reform in Scotland and the refresh of Scotland’s national Learning for Sustainability Action Plan
It’s #TimeforLfS. At a time of major reforms in Scottish education, we share more about the imminent refresh of the national Learning for Sustainability Action Plan and the opportunities this presents for Scottish education.
Sustainability, employability and youthwork: developing skills for a sustainable and just future
On 21st February, YouthLink Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland were delighted to welcome participants to ‘Sustainability, Employability and Youthwork: developing skills for a sustainable and just future’ – our first webinar for 2023.
Supporting international strategy on Education for Sustainable Development
Betsy King, Development Manager with Learning for Sustainability Scotland, is Regional Advisor for the European network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) in Education for Sustainable Development. In December 2022, she travelled to Japan to participate in the 17th meeting of the strategic Ubuntu Committee of Peers.
Scottish Government strengthens profile of Learning for Sustainability in the 2023 National Improvement Framework
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.