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Online publication of the One Planet Schools Working Group Report ‘Learning for Sustainability’

The One Planet Schools Working Group Report: ‘Learning for Sustainability’,which promotes a whole school and community approach to Sustainable Development Education, Developing Global Citizens and Outdoor Learning has been published on-line. It has implications for teacher education and professional learning in outdoor learning and curriculum making, as well as important recommendations about school grounds and regular contact with nature.

Below is the link to the report: https://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Schools/curriculum/ACE/OnePlanetSchools/LearningforSustainabilitReport

Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages has said: “I welcome the publication of Learning for Sustainability and would like to thank the Working Group for their work and commitment to producing the report and recommendations. As we approach the Year of Natural Scotland in 2013, the report reminds us of the importance of learning which connects young people to local and global issues, an integral part of Curriculum for Excellence.

“A wide range of actions have been taken as part of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and we welcome steps to encourage and support schools in their approach to sustainability and global citizenship, including through outdoor learning.

“We will take time to consider the report, to engage with partners on its recommendations and respond in full in March 2013.”

Professor Pete Higgins has posted an overview on the Engage for Education blog: https://engageforeducation.org/news/learning-for-sustainability/
Please take time to comment on the blog by way of encouraging the work of the group in keeping outdoor learning central to developments.

Please spread news of the report and its publication across your networks and establishments, especially within local authorities.