Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • The 25 YEEP?

    I wrote about the 25 Year Environment Plan – aka the 25 YEP – the other day, wondering whether there was within it – buried or otherwise – a 25 year environmental education plan, which I see is already being referred...

  • The 25 YEP

    The government has a 25 year plan to do something or other about nature – or was that the environment?  Distressingly, they describe this as the 25 YEP. Mrs M (our Mrs M, of course), speaking at its launch, said...

  • Is there a 25 year plan for environmental education?

    The government has published its 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment.  Is it, I wondered, too much to hope that this is also a 25 year plan for environmental education?  As a start to thinking about this question, here's a...

  • Re-Questing for Holism

    I see that one of my papers (with Andrew Stables): The Quest for Holism in Education for Sustainable Development is being included in: Environmental and Sustainability Education Policy: International Trends, Priorities and Challenges, edited by Katrien Van Poeck, Jonas A. Lysgaard, and Alan...

  • When a tiger tried to walk home

    The Christmas edition of The Economist had a long feature – A tiger's tale  – on the plight of the tiger in India today.  It focused on a 5-year old male – known as T3 to its minders – that,...

  • New life in Paris

    I was surprised at the positive tone of the Economist's December 14th article: New life for the Paris climate deal – A flurry of meetings should help curb greenhouse-gas emissions. But the global agreement is still essential.   I felt like that because...

  • Suspected as a bot

    This is a first for me: I have been suspected as a bot by WordPress as I tried to post a response on my friend Richard Jurin's new blog. Richard's first post was: As my first blog post, I will...

  • NAAEE looks ahead to 2018

    I was pleased to get a mention in NAEE's end-0f-year message of appreciation of effort and achievement, and hope for 2018 and beyond.  This came from Judy Braus, the NAAEE Executive Director.  You will find it here, and it's certainly worth...

  • A Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition

    This, as you probably know, is not Mr Gove's latest plan to square the post-Brexit farming–environment circle.  Rather, it's the name of France's energy / environment ministry which is now located in an 18th century mansion close to the Elysée...

  • OECD debases its currency

    I see that the OECD Directorate of Education and Skills has launched its new PISA Global Competence Framework.  This is to be the basis for the 2018 PISA assessment. OECD (that should really now be OECDGC) says: Learning to participate...