Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • EAUC and Staffordshire to take over the world – official

    In this week's (informative as ever) Higher Education Academy Education for Sustainable Development e-Bulletin we find news of another ambitious EAUC initiative to set alongside its LIFE project.  This is the Sustainability Exchange which is a 2 year HEFCE-funded project...

  • Stonehenge fights back

    News this morning from BBC Wiltshire that Stonehenge was "the most visited paid for tourist attraction in the South West" in 2010, beating the Eden Project into second place.   This must be doubly galling for the never knowingly over-sold Eden,...

  • HRH on Harmony

    I confess that I have been slow to acknowledge that the Prince of Wales, with significant others, has penned a fat book on Harmony: a new way of looking at our world.  This is a text which, I am told,...

  • Turning around leadership for sustainability in higher education

    Turnaround Leadership for Sustainability in Higher Education is a project funded by the Australian Learning & Teaching Council which involves the  University of Western Sydney (Lead), the Sustainable Futures Academy (Salzburg), the Australian National University, and the University of Gloucestershire. A...

  • Disabled Animal Agency – Ofscoff comments

    A press release dated 10th August 2009, from the Office for Strictures and Control on Fodder and Food (Ofscoff), welcomes the government's promised new regulations on disability in the food chain (England). A spokesperson for Ofscoff, Dr Isabella McTarry-Wilson, is...

  • This is just the time for sound-bites

    When the saintly Tony Blair said  "Although now is not the time for sound-bites, I can feel the hand of history on my shoulder ..." (or somesuch), I fear that I must have cringed and groaned, probably in equal measure....

  • A citizenship education on the streets

    Those parents who seemingly took their young children onto the streets to see looting in action must take a dim view of the citizenship education they're getting in schools.  Perhaps they thought that some sort of balance was necessary.  Meanwhile,...

  • The Great, the Good – and Tim Oates

    An early rise recently to get to Stoke on Trent on time to attend a conference at Keele University's Centre for Successful Schools.  The focus was The Curriculum: lessons to be learned? It was an unremittingly old fashioned series of...

  • New Journal Opportunities

    Publishers are always on the lookout for new journal niches, ever eager to part universities and academics from their ready money.  Browsing at the wonderful Art in Action festival recently, I stumbled upon a proposal for project of unfinished projects...

  • Untidy Britain

    It seems that Waste Watch and Keep Britain Tidy are to merge (although you'd be hard pressed to know this from looking at their web sites this morning).  Speculation has been rife about the new organisation's name, with the hot...