Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • When was there a golden age of environmental education?

    Taking this idea seriously for a minute, and only for the UK, a number of possibilities suggest themselves, and I am ignoring all pre-1960 initiatives that many, including Keith Wheeler in 1975 in Insights into Environmental Education, wrote about ... – the...

  • A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy

    Jem Bendell's paper: Deep Adaptation (A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy) is challenging stuff.  This is the Abstract: The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an...

  • Social Immobility

    The following is an extract from Jenni Russell's Times column of October 25th. "This summer the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a global survey of inequality, detailing how hard it is for individuals to escape their backgrounds....

  • Hidden tribes

    Niall Fergusson wrote in The Sunday Times a couple of weeks ago about Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarised Landscape, saying that it offers a new political typology that divides Americans into seven political categories: 1 Progressive activists: younger, highly engaged, secular,...

  • Connecting Classrooms for Environmental (and other) Learning

    Last week's News Round-up from NAEE had a feature on the new Connecting Classrooms for Global Learning programme which has now been launched.  The details are here and their website says: “The new Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme supports schools internationally to...

  • Loose language from WWF

    I've been reading the 2018 Living Planet Index, something best read in daylight.  I was alerted to it by a headline and link in Climate Action.  The headline was: 60% of wildlife has been wiped out by humans since 1970, WWF finds...

  • The global temperature average

    I went to listen to Phil Jones from the Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia the other afternoon at an I-SEE seminar. His title was:   ‘The global temperature average: a history, recent changes and their context over the Late Holocene’ and this...

  • Blinkered resistance to gene editing

    This is a Times leader from a couple of weeks ago.  I'm reprinting it because I agree with it.  These points were made in The World we'll Leave Behind. Europe’s blinkered resistance to gene editing is a blow to good science...

  • More on that pledge

    I wrote ta while back about the GEEP pledge that I signed.  I was happy to do that as I want to support GEEP. And yet, I have a reservation about the argument GEEP uses [*].  The pledge letter says:...

  • In about and for Arthur Lucas

    Arthur Lucas wrote a lot about environmental education in the 1970s and 80s in an attempt to clarify and make sense of the concept.  In particular, he wrote about in / about / for / etc.  I say, etc, purposefully...