News & Blogs

Storytelling, Drama & Creativity Outdoors – an interactive webinar with EcoDrama

Sun 28th March 2021 - Courses & Events Summaries

A group of more than 50 teachers, NGOs and others interested to explore, promote and develop the role of Creativity in Learning for Sustainability joined our inspiring interactive webinar with Glasgow-based theatre company Eco Drama.  Sharing evidence from the award winning ‘Out to Play’  project,  Emily Reid and Ben Mali explored and demonstrated  the impact… [read more]

RCE Scotland co- hosts Global RCE webinars in the lead up to the 12th Global RCE Conference

Tue 2nd March 2021 - RCE Network

On 4th February 2021 LfS Scotland was delighted to co-host, with the Global RCE Service Centre,  the first of two online webinars to be held in the lead-up to the 12th Global RCE Conference. ‘RCE Global Network 2021: Achieving the SDGs: Action through Learning’ brought together more than 120 attendees, with representation from all regions of the RCE… [read more]

How to learn for a Better Future through School – Youth Work Partnerships

Tue 2nd March 2021 - Courses & Events Summaries

Learning for Sustainability is about working together to create a flourishing, equitable and sustainable world. It is an entitlement for all young people in Scottish Education. On 25th February 2021 LfS Scotland and YouthLink Scotland  hosted the second in a series of webinars,  joined by more than 70 teachers and youth work practitioners from across Scotland . Participants discussed how Schools… [read more]

Report from the LfS Scotland Jan – Dec 2020 AGM

Thu 28th January 2021 - Courses & Events Summaries, LfS Scotland Updates

Our 2020 Annual General Meeting and Networking event was held online for the first time on 12th January 2021. More than 150 members gathered to explore the theme Building Forward Better: The role of Learning for Sustainability – What role does Learning for Sustainability play in making the world a better place, and how can we… [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]

Consultation on revised Education for Sustainable Development Guidance for UK higher education providers launched

Sun 6th December 2020 - Uncategorised

QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Advance HE have launched a consultation 4th December 2020 – 22nd January 2021 on their major review of the 2014 Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) guidance for higher education providers. View the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Guidance – Consultation. The Guidance builds upon the concept of education for… [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]