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

Fri 20th May 2022 - Courses & Events Summaries, LfS in Schools, LfS Scotland Updates, News

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 - 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]

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]

New QAA/Advance HE Education for Sustainable Development Guidance for Higher Education published

Tue 18th May 2021 - LfS in Schools

The new Education for Sustainable Development Guidance for Higher Education providers, jointly published by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Advance HE, has been launched!  This Guidance  is intended to help staff in UK higher education institutions to incorporate Education for Sustainable Development within their curricula. The guidance comes at a time… [read more]