Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Three Days in Bradford …

    At the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's 10+1 conference focusing on Cradle to Cradle ideas. Quite a trek to get here on a rail system coping pretty well with snow and ice. And a shock to be back in the north of...

  • Seven Shades of ESD

    Last week, The Economist ran an irreverent, but rather witty, article on what the various factions within the Anglican church stood for, and how they viewed themselves – and each other.  A while back, I sketched something similar (but not...

  • Probably the Wrong Sort of Sustainability

    In its Schools White Paper published today: The Importance of Teaching, the government has promised to "develop sustainable approaches to teacher development".   These are going to be Teaching Schools it seems, along the medical school model, an idea whose...

  • Climate Change Education

    If you hear a dull thud as you read this, it's the digitally-enhanced sound of my heart sinking (again). At a recent Unesco Executive Board, its panjandrums decided that a special focus on climate change education was just what ESD...

  • 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...