The NUS campaign on Plastics

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

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

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,…

OECD update

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…

9 changes to stop climate change?

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…

The pathways to nature connection

We mentioned Miles Richardson a couple of weeks ago.  He says that the pathways to nature connection are: Contact – The act of engaging with nature through the senses for pleasure e.g. listening to birdsong, smelling wild flowers, watching the sunset. Beauty – Engagement with the aesthetic qualities of nature, e.g. appreciating natural scenery or engaging…

Resources suggested by Natural England

Here are more links from Natural England, this time to recent resources.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these areas. The following caught our eye: #NatureForAll is…

Green Teacher latest

Green Teacher is providing two open access articles from its most recent issue.  These are: A Systems Activity about Our Universe by Edith Pucci Couchman How and why this visual framework might benefit advanced 6th graders and above Culture, Justice, and Environment by Rita Turner Helping students explore the roots of environmental problems The full contents of the…

Natural England update

Here are more links from from Natural England of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All in order to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links…