News & Blogs

Embedding Education for Sustainable Development in higher education

Wed 27th July 2022 - Blog Posts

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is celebrating 25 years of championing UK quality and standards. In this article, originally published on the QAA website, Dr Rehema White, Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography & Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews and Chair of Learning for Sustainability Scotland, discusses ways… [read more]


LfSS staff awarded EAUC Fellowship

Fri 5th August 2022 - Further and Higher Education, News

The article below was originally published on the EAUC (Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges) website on 04 August 2022. Our partnership working with EAUC continues to go from strength to strength and we’re delighted that both our Chair, Dr Rehema White, and our Development Manager, Betsy King, have been recognised in this way. Launched… [read more]


GTC Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland launch new Professional Learning module

Tue 28th June 2022 - LfS Scotland Updates, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings

GTC Scotland, the teaching profession’s independent registration and regulation body in Scotland, has launched a second new Professional Learning module in partnership with Learning for Sustainability Scotland. Learning for Sustainability in the Professional Standards: Taking a Deeper Dive is designed to help teachers explore and critically reflect on opportunities and approaches that support Learning for… [read more]


Planting the seeds: Whole-institution approaches to implementing education for sustainable development

Wed 1st June 2022 - Courses & Events Summaries, LfS Scotland Updates, News

Following COP26, there has been increased momentum around education for sustainable development (ESD) in universities and colleges across the UK. On 26 April 2022, our EAUC Scotland/ Learning for Sustainability Scotland event for the further and higher education sector aimed to harness that in the second of three ‘COP26 Legacy’ webinars. The event aimed to:… [read more]


Co-creating a fair and green future with young people: Learning for Sustainability in action

Fri 20th May 2022 - Courses & Events Summaries, LfS Scotland Updates, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings

COP 26 demonstrated that young people are vocal and active: demanding urgent and decisive change and holding leaders accountable – particularly in addressing the climate crisis. Teachers, community and youth work practitioners from across Scotland joined our LfS Scotland/YouthLink Scotland webinar on 12 May 2022; which explored how to support young people to become active… [read more]


The Imaginative Power of the Region: Learning for the SDGs together

Tue 22nd March 2022 - RCE Network

RCE Fryslan (SPARK), based in the most northerly province of the Netherlands, hosted an inspiring online Europe Regional RCE get together in February 2022. An online magazine has now been launched to share the outcomes of this meeting, with direct access to recordings from the different elements of the programme, interviews with some of the… [read more]


GTC Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland launch resources to help teachers engage with Learning for Sustainability and their Professional Standards

Tue 22nd February 2022 - Blog Posts, News

GTC Scotland, the independent professional and regulatory body for teachers in Scotland, has launched a Learning for Sustainability Hub in partnership with Learning for Sustainability Scotland. The Hub is designed to help teachers to explore Learning for Sustainability (LfS) and how it relates to the Professional Standards for Scotland’s Teachers. Through engaging with the resources in the Hub,… [read more]


Preparing the Ground: Getting Started with Education for Sustainable Development in Your Institution

Tue 15th February 2022 - News

Following COP26, there has been increased momentum around education for sustainable development (ESD) in universities and colleges. On 20th January 2022, our well-attended EAUC Scotland/ Learning for Sustainability Scotland ESD Topic Support Network aimed to harness that in the first of three ‘COP26 Legacy’ events, Preparing the Ground: Getting Started with ESD in Your Institution. … [read more]


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]


Hearts, heads and hands: Learning for Sustainability Scotland co-hosts the 12th RCE Global Conference

Wed 1st December 2021 - Blog Posts

“There has never been a more urgent need for the combined skills and knowledge of the global Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) in Education for Sustainable Development network. Our world is at a crossroads. The climate and associated biodiversity crises, human rights abuses, and political inertia are now evident across the planet.“ Introduction to the… [read more]