News & Blogs: News

Report from the LfS Scotland Jan – Dec 2021 AGM

Mon 17th January 2022 - News

At the start of Scotland’s ‘Year of Stories’, on 12 January 2022, Learning for Sustainability Scotland members met online for our annual gathering; providing a chance to re-connect with each other and the natural world and to share our experiences. Exploring the theme, ‘‘Stories for Sustainability’ transformational learning through the personal and political’, around 100 members… [read more]

Learning for Sustainability Awards 2021 announced

Mon 1st November 2021 - News

Education Scotland has announced the winners of the 2021 Learning for Sustainability Awards. These awards recognise the amazing achievements of Scotland’s people and the settings, schools and communities that have demonstrated passion and commitment to building a socially-just, sustainable and equitable world. Nominations for the six categories – which includes winners and highly commended awards-… [read more]

The Future they Want: supporting young people to take action for a more sustainable world

Wed 30th June 2021 - Courses & Events Summaries, News

On 15 June 2021 LfS Scotland and YouthLink Scotland  hosted the third in a series of joint webinars, joined by teachers and youth work practitioners from across Scotland . We explored how to inspire hearts and minds and support young people to both envision a sustainable future in their own communities and to become active change… [read more]

UNESCO ESD for 2030 Roadmap launched at virtual World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

Tue 18th May 2021 - News

Learning for Sustainability Scotland is supporting the  UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development May 17-19 2021, where the crucial role of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a key enabler for the successful achievement of all UN Sustainable Development Goals and the COVID rebuilding process will be highlighted. At this important conference, delayed… [read more]

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]