Last Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Community Resilience and Curriculum for Excellence

What is this?

Due to Scotland’s changing climate, communities across Scotland are becoming increasingly affected by extreme weather events and flooding.

When emergencies strike, a host of highly-trained individuals work around the clock to prepare and protect our communities.

However, they will not always be able to help everyone immediately. You may find yourself having to cope alone with your family and neighbours for some time.

Community resilience is about communities and individuals using their collective resources and skills to help themselves prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

Download this flyer to find out more about community resilience as an exciting context for learning within Curriculum for Excellence and how it supports other activity linked to Developing the Young Workforce, Learning for Sustainability, UN Sustainable Development Goals and children’s rights.

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How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice

This briefing guide raises awareness of community resilience as an exciting context for learning within Curriculum for Excellence. Questions to consider:

  • How can community resilience be used as a context within the curriculum to make learning relevant and engaging for learners?
  • How can community resilience support interdisciplinary learning and learning for sustainability?
  • What opportunities exist to include community resilience themes in your STEM, Eco-Schools, children’s rights or developing the young workforce activities?
  • What support, opportunities and community partners are available locally to support learning about community resilience?

Additional information

Video playlist

See 3 videos in playlist on YouTube (see small menu at top right to navigate)

Ready Scotland (Education)

PDF file: Citizen science and Curriculum for Excellence (2.4 MB)

PDF file: Opening Up Great Learning (Feb 2015) - Learning for sustainability (1.2 MB)

PDF file: Vision 2030+ Concluding report of the Learning for Sustainability National Implementation Group (March 2016) (8.9 MB)

PDF file: Conversations about learning for sustainability (4.3 MB)

PDF file: Whole school and community approach to learning for sustainability (LfS) - Self-evaluation and improvement framework (264 KB)

You Tube video – Community Resilience at Gairloch High School