Thursday, June 27, 2019
This page provides a summary of key information, resources and exemplification relating to learning for sustainability.
This page aims to support policy-makers and practitioners from all sectors.
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Learning for sustainability (LfS) is an approach to life and learning which enables learners, educators, schools and their wider communities to build a socially-just, sustainable and equitable society. An effective whole school and community approach to LfS weaves together global citizenship, sustainable development education and outdoor learning to create coherent, rewarding and transformative learning experiences.
LfS is an entitlement for all learners within Curriculum for Excellence. LfS is embedded within the General Teaching Council of Scotland Professional Standards for practitioners and permeates How good is our school? [Fourth edition]. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are central to Scotland’s national vision and are at the heart of the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework.
Vision 2030+ report sets out Scotland’s vision for LfS in educational settings through to 2030. It builds on the five strategic recommendations in the
Learning for Sustainability report which were accepted by Ministers in 2013:
Our vision is of a flourishing Scotland where sustainable and socially-just practices are the norm.... and our roles and responsibilities within a globally-interdependent world are recognised…learners are educated through their landscape and understand their environment, culture and heritage; and develop a sense of place and belonging to their local, national and global community, with a deep connection to the natural world. Here, learners will understand the significance of their choices, now and in the future.
The Report of the One Planet Schools Working Group (November 2012)
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