News & Blogs

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]

LfS Scotland responds to the final drafts of the GTCS Professional Standards 2021

Sat 10th October 2020 - Policy Advice and Responses

In late 2019 Learning for Sustainability Scotland responded to the General Teaching Council’s consultation on a ‘refreshed’ set of Professional Standards for education professionals.  The Final Drafts of the Professional Standards 2021 are now available for comment by mid-November, in advance of enactment next August.  Learning for Sustainability has been considerably strengthened throughout the final drafts,  as… [read more]

Learning our way to a sustainable future

Sat 22nd August 2020 - Blog Posts

Can the coronavirus pandemic be viewed as a ‘fire drill’ for what is likely to follow from the climate and biodiversity emergencies? In issue 84 of Teaching Scotland, GTC Scotland’s Ken Muir asked: “Does the [Covid-19] crisis we are enduring demonstrate sufficiently why Learning for Sustainability, essential for the wellbeing of all, is such an integral… [read more]

Scotland’s progress on sustainable development lays backdrop for country’s recovery

Mon 3rd August 2020 - News, Sustainable Development Goals

This week, the Scottish Government published its landmark review of the progress Scotland has made in delivering the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.  The review was developed in partnership with SDG Network Scotland, a coalition of over 500 organisations and individuals including Learning for… [read more]

UK and Ireland RCEs online forum considers role of RCEs within and beyond Covid-19

Fri 24th July 2020 - RCE Network

Steering Committee members from six RCEs (from the UK and Ireland) came together on 30 June to consider the role of RCEs within and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.  The focus of this online forum was to provide solidarity and support, to share challenges and opportunities associated with the pandemic  and to further consider the collaborations… [read more]

‘Whose Voice is it Anyway?’ Active participation for a better world.

Tue 30th June 2020 - Courses & Events Summaries

Our world stands at a crossroads: ecologically, socially, culturally and politically. Post-COVID-19, we have a chance to shape a ‘new normal’: one that puts people and planet on a par with profits, but how do we ensure that this new narrative isn’t just dominated by the same ethos that created the ‘old normal’? How do… [read more]

Exploring relevance and approaches in Learning for Sustainability in times of crisis and calm

Tue 9th June 2020 - Courses & Events Summaries

We are living in extraordinary times. On 3rd June 2020, more than 70 LfS Scotland members from across the country – and several international guests – gathered online to explore the relevance of Learning for Sustainability in creating a flourishing, equitable and sustainable world during and beyond the current COVID-19 pandemic. The event provided an… [read more]

A new Publication Celebrating Award-Winning RCE Project Contributions to Education for Sustainable Development

Tue 2nd June 2020 - News

A new Publication Celebrating Award-Winning RCE Project Contributions to Education for Sustainable Development has been produced, including one of Learning for Sustainability Scotland’s award winning projects. ‘RCE Contributions to a More Sustainable World: Celebrating Five Years of Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2019)‘. The publication highlights and celebrates some of the outstanding contributions… [read more]

Report from the LfS Scotland Jan – Dec 2019 AGM

Sun 2nd February 2020 - Courses & Events Summaries, LfS Scotland Updates

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting, held on Friday 10 January 2020 at Moray House, Edinburgh University had a timely theme – Feeling the Pressure: planetary health, participatory democracy and you. With awareness of the climate and nature crisis rising in Scotland, and the upcoming arrival of the critical COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November 2020, more than seventy members came to… [read more]

Forested schools: rewilding unused playing field land in Fife, Scotland

Mon 20th January 2020 - Blog Posts

Here newly elected LfS Scotland Steering Group member, Duncan Zuill, explores the potential for Scotland’s school grounds to play their part in responding to the global climate and ecological crisis. I am part of a Bill Clinton Global Initiative team dedicated to the rewilding project described below. We have two aims: to enable parts of… [read more]