Learning for Sustainability

LfS news & CLPL opportunities from Education Scotland

March 26, 2015
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Opening Up Great Learning: Learning for sustainability

Education Scotland has published the second paper in its Opening Up Great Learning series. This paper examines what great learning for sustainability (LfS) looks like. It demonstrates how meeting national LfS recommendations can enable schools, early learning and childcare settings … Continue reading

March 25, 2015
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Developing your outdoor learning space

It can be challenging to find fresh and interesting approaches to learning when consumed by the daily business of education. Even when there is time to find alternative approaches, having the support and space to implement it thoughtfully in your context … Continue reading

March 19, 2015
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Primary pupils get animated about sustainability

Pupils from Kinnaird Primary School, Larbert, are sharing their learning for sustainability work with the wider world. Gemma Douglas, principal teacher, and Brenda Bennie, class teacher, have been using WOSDEC global storyline resource, Our Crop, Our Land with their Primary 5 … Continue reading

March 19, 2015
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Outdoor learning boosts engagement

Teachers who bring their pupils into the outdoors find it makes their learning more enjoyable, challenging, active and collaborative according to a report published this week by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The study shows that outdoor learning in school and pre-schools … Continue reading

March 16, 2015
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Global Citizenship Matters – Primary CLPL

WOSDEC and the Global Learning Programme Scotland have organised a free professional learning event for primary teachers entitled Global Citizenship Matters: Rights, Global Citizenship and Learning for Sustainability. Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, and Ellen Doherty, … Continue reading

March 11, 2015
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Character, Culture and Values Conference

Developing a whole school approach to learning for sustainability requires teachers to practise what they teach. A shared culture and values-based approach can enable practitioners and children to work together meaningfully. Pupils learn much from how these values are modelled and implemented by their … Continue reading

March 5, 2015
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Global Learning Programme Scotland

Overheard conversation between two young learners in a Scottish primary school this week – Learner 1: “I want to go to the rainforest and tell them to stop cutting it down.” Learner 2: “Don’t go yet. You’re too wee. Wait … Continue reading

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