News & Blogs

‘Learning for Sustainability and the National Improvement Framework’ – our latest ‘Connect’ session with GTC Scotland

Fri 24th March 2023 - Blog Posts, Courses & Events Summaries, News, Schools and early learning & childcare settings

Our Learning for Sustainability ‘Connect’ sessions have been bringing educators and guest speakers together to network and share since March 2022, and in our latest session, we explored the place of Learning for Sustainability as a core element of the 2023 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan .


Exploring Learning for Sustainability and the Professional Standards: our partnership with the General Teaching Council for Scotland

Fri 17th March 2023 - LfS Scotland Updates, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Sustainable Development Goals

Learning for Sustainability Scotland and the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland) have worked together to create the GTC Scotland Learning for Sustainability Hub: a ‘one-stop-shop’ to support teachers to weave LfS across their practice.


‘Joining the dots’: Educational reform in Scotland and the refresh of Scotland’s national Learning for Sustainability Action Plan

Thu 2nd March 2023 - Blog Posts, Communities, Further and Higher Education, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings

It’s #TimeforLfS. At a time of major reforms in Scottish education, we share more about the imminent refresh of the national Learning for Sustainability Action Plan and the opportunities this presents for Scottish education.


Sustainability, employability and youthwork: developing skills for a sustainable and just future

Sun 26th February 2023 - Blog Posts, Communities, Courses & Events Summaries, News

On 21st February, YouthLink Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland were delighted to welcome participants to ‘Sustainability, Employability and Youthwork: developing skills for a sustainable and just future’ – our first webinar for 2023.


Supporting international strategy on Education for Sustainable Development

Thu 19th January 2023 - Blog Posts, LfS Scotland Updates, News, RCE Network

Betsy King, Development Manager with Learning for Sustainability Scotland, is Regional Advisor for the European network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) in Education for Sustainable Development. In December 2022, she travelled to Japan to participate in the 17th meeting of the strategic Ubuntu Committee of Peers.


‘Inspiring Transformational Change through Learning’: our 2022 AGM & Networking event.

Mon 16th January 2023 - Courses & Events Summaries, LfS Scotland Updates, RCE Network

Our 2022 AGM was held online on 11th January and we were delighted to welcome a wonderfully diverse range of members from across the many educational sectors that comprise the Learning for Sustainability Scotland membership. read on to hear more about this event.


Scottish Government strengthens profile of Learning for Sustainability in the 2023 National Improvement Framework 

Wed 4th January 2023 - Blog Posts, News, Policy Advice and Responses

We warmly welcome the news that the Scottish Government has strengthened the profile and visibility of Learning for Sustainability in the 2023 ‘Achieving Excellence and Equity: National Improvement Framework and improvement plan’ (or ‘NIF’).

Published annually, this document ‘sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education that have been agreed across the system, and the national improvement activity that needs to be undertaken to help deliver those key priorities.’
We have highlighted some of the key points from this document in this article.


#Let’sTalkScottishEducation: Responding to Scotland’s National Discussion on education

Wed 7th December 2022 - Communities, Further and Higher Education, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings

It is a time of change in Scottish education, with warmly-welcomed opportunities to examine, discuss and reflect on system-wide reform. Learning for Sustainability is a key element in these opportunities… [read more]


‘Connecting for transformational change through learning’: LfS members’ networking event

Tue 6th December 2022 - Blog Posts, Communities, LfS Scotland Updates, News

On 6th December 2022, we were delighted to welcome members and invited guests for an in-person gathering at Leith Community Croft in Leith, Edinburgh, to network, share and celebrate stories and experiences on the theme of ‘transformational change through learning’.


International award success for Learning for Sustainability Scotland and partners

Wed 30th November 2022 - Blog Posts, LfS Scotland Updates, News, RCE Network, Sustainable Development Goals

We’re delighted to share our recent success in the 2022 Regional Centres of Expertise in Education (RCE) Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

Our ‘Agents of Change Toolkit’ received an ‘Outstanding Flagship Project’ award, and our ‘Connecting Youth Work and Learning for Sustainability’ initiative received an ‘Acknowledged Flagship Project’ award.