News & Blogs

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]


LfS Scotland responds to the GTCS consultation on ‘refreshed’ Professional Standards and Code

Mon 2nd December 2019 - Policy Advice and Responses

Learning for Sustainability Scotland has submitted a detailed response to the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s consultation on the ‘refreshed’ set of Professional Standards and Professional Code for education professionals.  Our submission is based on a workshop with members held on November 6th 2019.  In our response suggestions are offered to strengthen the integration of Learning for Sustainability… [read more]


Learning for sustainability: What’s maths got to do with it?

Thu 31st October 2019 - Blog Posts

LfS Scotland member Corinne Angier has been sponsored by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science and Scotdec in Edinburgh to undertake a research PhD at The University of Stirling. The focus is on teaching for global citizenship in secondary mathematics classrooms. In this blog Corinne wonders whether the question from the General Teaching Council… [read more]


Collaboration, co-design and co-delivery: the 2019 RCE Europe Conference

Wed 2nd October 2019 - RCE Network

Twelve Regional Centres of Expertise from ten countries gathered in Heraklion, Crete, on 13-14th September for the annual European Regional RCE Meeting. Rebecca and Kirsten attended on behalf of RCE Scotland. With a particular focus on learning and teaching about sustainable food production and food security – and the inevitable links that this most inclusive… [read more]


Learning for Sustainability Scotland is a GTCS Professional Learning Award winner

Fri 27th September 2019 - News

Learning for Sustainability Scotland has received a General Teaching Council for Scotland Excellence in Professional Learning award at an evening of celebration in Glasgow. Speaking at the ceremony GTCS Chief Executive Ken Muir GTCS said ‘this award identifies organisations which aim through their work ‘to develop and enhance teachers’ knowledge, expertise and skill; develop their… [read more]


Joy: Why is the natural world worth saving?

Mon 16th September 2019 - Blog Posts

The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all rely on the natural world, but right now it is in crisis. In a landmark recent UN Report (May 2019) nature is found to be declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history and the rates of species extinctions accelerating with… [read more]


Learning for Sustainability – Beyond the Elevator Pitch

Mon 2nd September 2019 - Blog Posts

‘Learning for Sustainability’ – it’s a broad, embracing term. An umbrella, a basket, a bag of concepts and practices that LfS Scotland member Rob Bushby’s brief elevator pitch tried  to capture. As something that all learners in Scotland are entitled to, and with its role as a policy driver in Scottish education re-asserted this summer,… [read more]


Professional Learning Award for Learning for Sustainability Scotland

Mon 2nd September 2019 - LfS Scotland Updates

We are delighted that Learning for Sustainability Scotland has been awarded the GTCS Professional Learning Award for Organisations for our programmes for Scotland’s educators in early years settings, schools, colleges and universities. In written feedback the GTCS awarding panel said: ‘the key features of high quality, effective professional learning in line with the Professional Learning… [read more]


Partnerships for the SDGs – the UK and Ireland RCEs meet in Wales

Mon 5th August 2019 - RCE Network

International sharing and collaboration is one of the joys of being part of the global family of 168 UN recognised Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) in Education for Sustainable Development. Here Learning for Sustainability Scotland Development Manager, Betsy King, shares her experience of attending the recent UK RCEs meeting hosted by RCE Cymru. In the… [read more]


New Scottish Government Learning for Sustainability action plan launched today

Wed 19th June 2019 - News

This morning (19th June 2019) saw the launch of the new Learning for Sustainability Action Plan by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP. It sets out how Scottish Government and a wide range of partners and practitioners – including Learning for Sustainability Scotland – will deliver recommendations set out in the Vision 2030+ Report over the… [read more]