Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • ESD LSD EE LFS DE GL EFS SSE ...

    What our troubled world needs most right now is obviously more meaningless educational jargon to add to the already full bran tub.  Happily, at our hour of greatest need, TEESNet pops up to deliver.  The jargon in question is Learning...

  • Bath's 11 Principles

    The University of Bath has agreed eleven Climate Action Framework principles through discussions with staff, campus trade unions and the students’ union [SU].  These principles will guide how the University conducts business and inform the development of its next steps to meet...

  • Honing civil servant skills

    I've been reading three letters sent recently to Teach the Future.  Two came from the DfE (one from the office of the secretary of state himself, and the other from some obscure Baroness), and the third was from a bloke in...

  • Lomborg on Stiglitz on Lomborg

    You might think that Bjorn Lomborg’s new book False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet would be in the UK news more than it has been, given how interested...

  • Caste not the first stone

    Last week's Economist had a long article on the caste system in India – Hinduism's original sin.  I read this with the sustainable development goals in mind, although the author(s) did not mention them.  You can read the article here....

  • So, John Muir, human after all

    It appears that John Muir (1838 – 1914) was not a perfect human being after all.  Despite his huge contributions to conservation in the USA with lasting legacies to this day, it seems he was a product of his time.  He...

  • SARS-CoV-19 lockdown Haiku

    I've been writing limericks with my grandchildren.  Although I never find it easy to construct a good one where the story develops through the 5 lines, it's usually a fun process. [*] I was tempted to write haiku with them,...