Learning for Sustainability

LfS news and CLPL opportunities from Education Scotland

December 17, 2017
by I. Menzies
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Improving outcomes through learning for sustainability

Recent Scottish studies and other international research has identified that well-structured outdoor Learning helps to raise attainment and: facilitates children’s development in school grounds, local areas and on residential courses, supports learning in all aspects of the school curriculum from … Continue reading

February 1, 2016
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LfS and the Shieling Project

Before outdoor learning there was the shieling.  For hundreds of years, each summer young people all over Scotland would take the livestock up to hill or moorland pastures, camping there in small bothies, learning about the world beyond the village. … Continue reading

November 3, 2015
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More ways to learn about the Global Goals

In the week that the Scottish Government joins UNICEF in launching the World’s Largest Lesson, more schools have been sharing their learning around the Global Goals. One such school is Sciennes Primary School in Edinburgh, who have been blogging about their journey … Continue reading

June 16, 2015
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Young Reporters Scotland

Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB) have launched a national journalism programme for young people. Young Reporters Scotland (YRS) is a sustainable development initiative which offers young people the opportunity to build their skills and experience in journalism and be part of … Continue reading

June 8, 2015
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‘Out to Play’ with Eco Drama

During a number of recent events and presentations about learning for sustainability, I have displayed the above word cloud with the question “Where do we start?”. Different practitioners offer different responses. My response is to assure everyone that where you start … Continue reading

June 3, 2015
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Kenyan Connections Conference: Inverness, Monday 8th June

Kenyan Connections is a partnership between Crofting Connections and NECOFA Kenya School Gardens Initiative which works with rural schools and communities in the Eastern Rift Valley of Kenya. Four Crofting Connections schools have been awarded funding through the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms … Continue reading

May 12, 2015
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Learning for sustainability: outdoor learning showcase

Dreghorn Primary School in North Ayshire will host an LfS-focussed outdoor learning showcase on Thursday 28th May from 4pm to 6pm. The event is aimed at practitioners and leaders across North, East and South Ayrshire and is bookable via the North … Continue reading

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