Learning for Sustainability and ‘Connecting Classrooms’ – Edinburgh

lfspostBritish Council Learning for Sustainability: Connecting Classrooms course, Moray House, University of Edinburgh

21 January – 25 March 2017

Further information and registration here: https://edinburghconnectingclassrooms.eventbrite.co.uk

This programme offers teachers the opportunity to engage and collaborate over a nine-week period which include a day-long participative face to face session at the beginning and at the end of the period, supported by fortnightly inputs from online materials.

Scotland is unique internationally in having a requirement for all teachers and education professionals to address Learning for Sustainability (LfS) in their practice to conform to the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) Professional Standards  LfS It also features as a priority in the recently revised Education Scotland ‘How Good Is Our School?’ (2015, HGIOS 4).This makes LfS development in Scotland one of the highest priorities in Scottish Education.

This fully funded professional learning initiative by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the British Council, is a timely opportunity for teachers to grapple with what LfS means, what existing and new skills and knowledge are required, and how this might all look in the a school context. Connecting directly with Curriculum for Excellence, involvement will enable you to effectively plan for and implement Learning for Sustainability approaches in your school in ways that will significantly enhance the educational experience of learners. Engagement with this course will also inform Professional Review and Development (PRD) and Professional Update (PU) for GTCS registration. This is a GTCS accredited programme and engagement in the programme could, in time, lead to Professional Recognition from the GTCS.

Teachers who successfully complete the programme will be eligible to apply for £3000 British Council support towards overseas study visits to partner schools in other countries. Learning can be used to strengthen international links at your school, enriching teaching and learning through partnerships and joint projects.

Further information and registration here https://edinburghconnectingclassrooms.eventbrite.co.uk, for more information please contact abicornwall@lfsscotland.org  .

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