The Scottish Government/SGSSS PhD internship scheme, is now open/live. This includes a Learning for Sustainability internship. This internship project is a great opportunity for a candidate interested in Learning for Sustainability (LfS) in Scotland, related topics such as global citizenship, sustainable development education and outdoor learning, and/or educational attainment and [...]
A refreshed action plan placing sustainability at the centre of the Scottish education system has been launched – including an ambitious commitment to ensure that every school and early learning setting will be sustainable by 2030. This includes a new commitment to take further steps to support Outdoor Learning. Find [...]
Natalie Don was appointed as Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise in March 2023. Her specific responsibilities include outdoor learning, and play. Jenny Gilruth MSP was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in March 2023.
The Scottish Government published Best Start: strategic early learning and school age childcare plan for Scotland 2022-26 (6 October 2022). The report sets out how the benefits of investment in 1140 hours of high quality funded early learning and childcare will be embedded. It also explains the approach to expanding [...]
The Scottish Government is inviting everyone who has an interest in the future of our education system to join the National Discussion. Have your voice heard and help develop a vision for the future of education in Scotland. What kind of education, skills, knowledge and support do you think young people [...]
This Child in the City article (13 June 2022) has shared the news that the Scottish Government is providing funding to deliver UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools programme to 2,400 primary and secondary state schools across Scotland.
This briefing note for COSLA sets out key features and principles for Nature-based Solutions (NbS). It shows how these approaches contribute to a number of key Local Government priorities. Have a look at the prominent section on learning and play outdoors in nature. There are also useful summary references to [...]
Services supporting outdoor learning are provided by these Scottish organisations.