News & Blogs: Task Group News

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Minister for Further & Higher Education and Sciences) launches the Vision 2030+ Report

Wed 31st January 2018 - LfS in Schools, Task Group News

The full transcript from Minister for Further and Higher Education and Sciences Shirley-Anne Somerville (MSP)’s speech, formally launching the Vision 2030+ Report is now available to download. Before introducing Irmeli Halinen, Formerly Head of Curriculum Development at the National Agency of Education (FNAE), Finland at her lecture in September 2017 at the University of Edinburgh, Shirley-Anne… [read more]

Vision 2030+, the Concluding Report of the Learning for Sustainability National Implementation Group, has been formally accepted and launched by Ministers.

Thu 9th November 2017 - LfS in Schools, Task Group News

The Report celebrates the progress that has been made by Scottish Schools and reaffirms the importance of LfS as an entitlement for all learners. It also sets out the vision for LfS through to 2030 – the target date for realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In launching the Vision 2030+ Report, Shirley-Anne Somerville… [read more]

Meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Initial Teacher Education in the UK: Progress and Opportunities

Thu 18th May 2017 - Sustainable Development Goals, Task Group News

In September 2015, 193 countries across the world, including the UK, agreed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  They set a challenge for every country to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and sustainable development with Education, and learning as a central component. SDG 4 is specifically about education through all aspects of life, and target 4.7 relates… [read more]

LfS: Connections with Nature conference 12 May 2017

Mon 1st May 2017 - Task Group News

The 12th of May is getting closer and closer but it’s not too late to book your place if you haven’t already done so. We now have a confirmed Programme for the day – have a look at it HERE. And if you would like to book your FREE place before it’s too late – have… [read more]

Summary of Open Education Practices Workshop

Fri 10th March 2017 - Task Group News

Learning for Sustainability Scotland (LfSS) and Open Education Practices Scotland (OEPS) jointly hosted a workshop around Open Education Practices to continue with the work of the Open Education Task Group. The workshop was held at Moray House School of Education on Friday 3 March 2017. The session was attended by over twenty Learning for Sustainability Scotland members. For… [read more]

Blog: How Open Education materials can enhance the practice of learning for sustainability practitioners

Mon 20th February 2017 - Blog Posts, Task Group News

Ronald MacIntyre lives and works in the West Highlands with his family. He has a long term research education and social justice background and balances working for the Open University with voluntary work in the community and running a small croft. In 2016 Ronald developed the Open Education Practices task group with other interested members of… [read more]

Blog: Exploring learning for sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals in youth work

Mon 13th February 2017 - Sustainable Development Goals, Task Group News

Emily Beever is the Senior Development Officer (Policy and Research) at YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work in Scotland. Emily co-ordinates YouthLink Scotland’s Members Network. The most recent Members Network took place in December 2016. As a valuable member of the Learning for Sustainability Scotland network, we asked her to update us on the… [read more]

New Report sets out the Vision for Learning for Sustainability in Scotland’s schools to 2030 and beyond

Tue 7th June 2016 - LfS in Schools, Task Group News

Vision 2030 +, the Learning for Sustainability National Implementation Group’s concluding report  has been published,  setting out  a Vision for Learning for Sustainability in Scotland’s schools to 2030 and beyond. The report establishes convergence between LfS and the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals as a direction for further policy development to 2030 (the 15-year period… [read more]

Learning for Sustainability Scotland & The UN Sustainable Development Goals

Mon 23rd May 2016 - Task Group News

Much of the work carried out by Learning for Sustainability Scotland is in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing some exciting new projects that embed our work further into the Sustainable Development Goals and will be developing a task group around the shared values and… [read more]

What are the Learning for Sustainability Task Groups?

Mon 23rd May 2016 - Task Group News

Abi Cornwall, Development Officer at Learning for Sustainability Scotland, gives an insight to the work of LfS Scotland and talks about how the task groups can become an incubator for exciting ideas and new collaborative projects. Our membership grows by the day (current numbers are sitting at 1160) and many new members might not have… [read more]