Monthly Archives: November 2017


Engaging with the SDGs in British schools

By | November 17th, 2017|Webwatch|

Our Webwatch post on Wednesday featured some of the ideas of Harriet Marshall about the sustainable development goals in the curriculum.  In particular, we featured her propositions that the SDGs can ... bridge subject divides help schools reflect upon what they do and why be ways of addressing controversial and complex local, national and international issues [...]

A Learning Theory map

By | November 16th, 2017|Blog|

If you've ever been confused by the many different learning theories that surround us, you might find this map of interest.  It has been created by participants in the EU-funded HoTEL project.  (HOlistic approach to Technology Enhanced Learning) is a support action of the 7th Framework Programme which aims to design, develop and test a support model for [...]

Teaching and the SDGs

By | November 15th, 2017|Webwatch|

This is how Harriet Marshall begins her recent exploration of Teaching the SDGs – 17 Goals to Transform Our World and Our Classrooms Since their launch in September 2015, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been increasingly taken up by schools as both an educational theme and learning tool. A growing number of teachers around the [...]

The golden promise of global learning

By | November 14th, 2017|Blog|

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) says that it is building a national network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping their pupils to make a positive contribution to a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.  It says that by [...]

Monday Round up – November 13 to 17

By | November 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

1. NAEE has published its Annual Review for 2016 / 17.  You will find it here.  The review sets out key developments in the year, reflections on the context in which our work is carried out, and commentaries on the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Tbilisi conference.  It also contains contributions from Mya-Rose Craig, David Fellows, Melissa Glackin, [...]

A Recognised Forest School Provider scheme

By | November 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Forest School Association, the UK’s professional body and voice for all things Forest School, has launched a scheme for recognising Forest School Providers who are following good Forest School practice. This is the FSA Recognised Forest School Provider scheme. The first successful applicants have been added to the publicly accessible map and database. Gareth Wyn [...]

Brilliant Birds

By | November 9th, 2017|Book Review|

Brilliant Birds, by Matthew Morgan & Suhel Ahmad, is a beautifully produced sequel to ‘British Wildlife’ by the same publisher.  Stunning illustrations of birds from all over the world feature on colourful themed double page spreads. Birds are grouped according to the kinds of interesting facts which make them memorable to children – by colour: [...]

A new Ronald Rovers blog

By | November 9th, 2017|Blog|

Todays post is from Ronald Rovers and is a cautionary tale about our habit of using resource stocks in our pursuit of the good life at a speed beyond natural replenishment.  This is how it begins: "Suppose you eat a orange from a well known brand like Jaffa from Israel, you might expect there is nothing [...]

Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals

By | November 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

Everyone knows that education has a role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and there is to be a St George’s House Consultation on the theme of Young People and the SDGs on 30 November / 1 December.  The organisers say: We already know that a number of schools have programmes focusing on this, but if [...]

Natural England’s latest strategic research round up

By | November 7th, 2017|Blog|

You can read all the latest Natural England newsletter here.  Environmental education highlights include: The state of school residentials in England: 2017 A new study examining ‘the state of school residentials in England: 2017’ has been released by Learning Away.  The study assesses the quantity and quality of residentials currently delivered in schools and is [...]