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Education for sustainable development and global citizenship

By | June 6th, 2018|Blog|

Judy Chaussalet, Head of Development at Think Global attended an event hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education [APPG] at the Houses of Parliament, on education for sustainable development and global citizenship.  Click here to read her blog on the event. This begins: "On 21 May at the Houses of Parliament Westminster, six young people representing projects from across [...]

The latest from Natural England

By | May 30th, 2018|Blog|

Here's the latest round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these [...]

Born Outdoors

By | May 24th, 2018|Blog|

The Outdoor Council is to launch ‘Born Outdoors’ – a new campaign to pull together the adventure learning and outdoor sector with a focus on building outdoor learning programmes around every child.  The campaign’s aims are to; “ensure that the 750,000 four-year olds entering reception classes in September 2022 will be guaranteed high quality outdoor learning [...]

The NUS campaign on Plastics

By | May 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Here's an update from the NUS on its campaigns around plastics: Over 40 students’ unions (SUs) have got rid of plastic straws through The Last Straw That has also led to Trinity Saint David's SU becoming our first plastic-free bar! Reading SU has passed policy to apply a plastic tax on straws, which has delivered [...]

The latest from Natural England

By | May 17th, 2018|Blog|

Here's the latest round up of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these [...]

ASE Best practice guides

By | May 15th, 2018|Blog|

NAEE's two recent curriculum guides can now both be found in the ASE's best practice advice to schools.  Getting access to them is tricky as ASE has made it complicated.  It's best just to click on this: best practice environment & sustainability. This is how the guide begins: Since the 1970s public awareness of, and concern for, [...]

Learning for Well-being at Ashley School

By | May 9th, 2018|Blog|

This is a link to a recent article by Richard Dunne, Head of Ashley School, for the Learning for Well-being magazine. This is how Richard's article begins: "If we are to take seriously the idea of a sustainable future, then the current education system is not fit for purpose.  This is not to decry the need [...]

OECD update

By | May 9th, 2018|Blog|

This is a link to the latest OECD newsletter.  It contains Country reviews, including of Vocational Education and Training Apprenticeships in England   PISA in Focus   How has Internet use changed between 2012 and 2015? Education Indicators in Focus   How is depression related to education? Teaching in Focus   What does innovation in pedagogy look like? OECD Education Working [...]

We Should Never Have Called It Earth

By | May 3rd, 2018|Blog|

So says Kate Marvel, a climate scientist and rather fine writer from NASA.  Here she's writing on the On Being website about ocean warming.  It's a dark tale.  But then, it's not a story, it's what is happening. She writes: "I am not afraid of the ocean, although I should be.  On hot summer weekends I [...]

9 changes to stop climate change?

By | May 1st, 2018|Blog|

A Woodland Trust blog by Laura Cottam has this headline: How to stop climate change: nine changes to make today.   It begins: Climate change is well and truly happening and that is the inconvenient reality.  Rising temperatures around the world have largely been due to increase in carbon dioxide and other man-made emissions in the [...]