Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • My Grand European Tour …

    ... is over, for now.  The last seven days have found me giving talks in Lüneburg, Paris, London, and finally in Bolton. On Tuesday I was a guest of the ESD research group in Lüneburg to launch their 2010/11 ESD...

  • Sustainability Explained [ sort of ] through Animation

    Thanks to Liane Fredericks at the LSE for pointing to this YouTube video that attempts to explain sustainability.  It is based on the Natural Step.   I didn't like it at all: all very reasonable, rational and uncomplicated.  It makes...

  • New Report on Environmental Citizenship ...

    ... and pro-environmental behaviour.   The SDRN has released this report compiled by Andrew Dobson.   The report and a briefing paper are available as pdfs. It provides an overview of research evidence relating to  environmental citizenship, considers the origins...

  • Useful 'official' Sustainable School Links

    Janice Lawson has recently brought together the following 'official' sustainable school links. a Qualifications and Curriculum Agency leaflet on building sustainable development into the curriculum Teaching Awards showing national and regional winners in the sustainable schools category The work of...

  • Good News from the DfE

    The following statement of support from ministers is on the DfE website: The government is fully committed to sustainable development and the importance of preparing young people for the future.  Our approach to reform is based on the belief that...

  • An Inspiring Day in Lewes

    To Lewes, yesterday, for the latest FERN meeting; as always, good to meet up to discuss research and environmental / sustainability education.  A modest, but quality, turn-out. The main event of the day was to visit the Railway Land Project...

  • Brilliant White Wheat

    A report in yesterday's Times (sorry, no link possible) about crop breeders developing glossy plants that will reflect more sunlight than duller varieties, and thus combat climate change.  Well, fine, but if there weren't so much prejudice against GMOs this...

  • UN World Grant Asia-Europe Promotion

    I heard this morning that I have won £475,000 in this United Nations "online international program" – and I didn't even have to apply.  Now, haven't I always said that the UN was wonderful?  All I have to do, it...

  • DfE Plays a Straight Bat

    DfE (and Ofsted) have responded to the House of Commons Education Committee inquiry Transforming Education Outside the Classroom.  Annex 2 begins: Progress since 2004: 1. Under the previous Administration, significant progress was made in bringing together organisations with an interest in promoting...

  • Encountering a Pair of Scoundrels

    It is with immense sadness that I have to report that my scholarly work has been traduced (yet again!); though mugged might be a better word. It's easy really: you find a quote that suits your purpose, you copy it making...