News & Blogs

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]

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]