All posts tagged with ‘news’
- February 15th, 2013
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: CPD, events, news, school improvement
: Categories citizenship, community, CPD, curriculum areas, early years, games and sport, homecoming, international, leadership, learner voice, outdoor learning, primary schools, secondary schools, sharing practice, sustainable development
Education Scotland is hosting a series of important regional events in March 2013 to enable schools to explore the implications of two major policy developments – the Children and Young People Bill and the Learning for Sustainability report.
The Children and Young People Bill, which will be considered by the Scottish Parliament in 2013, sets out a range of proposals for children’s services and will seek to embed the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) across the public sector. This will support the Getting it Right for Every Child approach and also the exciting work taking place in Scottish schools to engage learners in rights-based education and pupil voice activities.
The Learning for Sustainability report, published in December 2012, sets out a strategic agenda for change for Scottish schools. The report recommends the adoption of a coherent whole school approach to ensure that learning for sustainability, global citizenship and outdoor learning are experienced in a transformative way by every learner in every school across Scotland. The report also includes a number of recommendations relating to career-long professional learning, leadership development and the new GTC Scotland Professional Standards. The Scottish Government will respond to this report in March this year.
In addition, participants will also learn of the many exciting events taking place in 2013/14 to support these aspects of learning including: the Year of Natural Scotland; Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games; the Scottish independence referendum; Homecoming Year; Ryder Cup; David Livingstone’s bicentenary; John Muir’s centenary and the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Through a mixture of workshops, exhibitions and spotlight sessions, delegates will have the opportunity to gain practical ideas and insight from early years, ASN, primary and secondary schools with interesting practice to share. Key national organisations will also be on hand to offer support, resources and advice.
Target audience: The main target audience are school leaders, local authority staff and those with a whole school responsibility for global citizenship, sustainability, children’s rights and outdoor learning.
Sectors: Early years (including partnership providers), ASN, primary and secondary schools.
- 9:30am – 3:30pm, Wed 13th March – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
- 9:30am – 3:30pm, Mon 18th March – Drumossie Hotel, Inverness
- 9:30am – 3:30pm, Wed 20th March – Hampden Stadium, Glasgow.
How to book: Places are still available at the Inverness event on Mon 18th March. Please email Willie Bhari: Willie.Bhari@educationscotland.gov.uk or Tel: 0141 282 5208 to book. A waiting list is still available for the events in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Cost of attending event: Free.
- November 18th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: community, food, nature, news, research
: Categories biodiversity, community, creativity, curriculum areas, expressive arts, health and wellbeing, homecoming, languages, mathematics, outdoor learning, primary schools, religious and moral education, renewables and climate change, sciences, scottish culture, secondary schools, sharing practice, social studies, sustainable development, technologies
Crofting Connections is a 3-year long educational project which started in August 2009. It aims to enable over 1,200 young people aged 5 to 16 living in remote rural communities throughout the Highlands & Islands to learn about crofting past, present and future.
It is funded by HLF, SNH, LEADER, HIE and the Craignish Trust.
Its key outcomes for young people are for an increased:
- desire to live and work in their crofting communities.
- ability to keep crofting alive in the 21st century for the benefit of rural communities and the environment.
- development of Curriculum for Excellence‟ four capacities – successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
- understanding of the need for locally produced, environmentally-friendly and healthy food based on low carbon principles.
The lead partners in the project are Soil Association Scotland and the Scottish Crofting Federation. To read more about this exciting project an about the impact it has had on learning teaching then download the Interim Report (you will need a Glow password to access this link).More
- November 7th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: news, resources
: Categories biodiversity, community, outdoor learning, renewables and climate change, sustainable development
Youth Scotland have worked together with Eco-Schools Scotland to produce a booklet designed to support members of a school’s Eco Committee to receive accreditation for their individual achievements. Young people complete the relevant sections of their booklet as they work through the Eco-Schools programme. The booklet has two aims: (1) to support young people to collect evidence which will be used for them to gain a Dynamic Youth Award, and (2) to strengthen the Eco Committee’s work towards Eco-Schools’ targets. The individuals receive a Dynamic Youth Award, which recognises the responsibility level they took as well as their achievements.
Schools wishing to use the booklets should email: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is further information at: http://www.youthscotland.org.uk/projects/dynamic-youth/understanding-the-award/eco-committees.htmMore
- June 16th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: news, visual arts
: Categories citizenship, CPD, curriculum areas, expressive arts
As part of a national, comprehensive programme of support for schools and pre-schools, the Developing Global Citizens team at Learning and Teaching Scotland seeks to help practitioners embed Education for Citizenship, Sustainable Development Education and International Education within Curriculum for Excellence. This encompasses contemporary issues, promotes critical thinking and provides contexts for learning that are relevant and challenging to young people.
Artistic impression is an inclusive and powerful means for depicting our rapidly changing world and is a rich and creative vehicle for young people to explore and express their social and emotional literacy. Through art, learners can illustrate their own inner thoughts and feelings. It is a valuable means of personal communication as learners engage in the investigation of their own identity, cultural values and norms in the context of the wider world.
The Developing Global Citizens team worked with schools in six local authorities representing a wide geographical spread: Orkney; Argyll & Bute; Dundee City; Stirling; East Renfrewshire; Dumfries & Galloway to develop innovative approaches to embedding global issues in the expressive arts curriculum. This involved 22 different schools and hundreds of learners across the 3-18 spectrum, including young people with special educational needs. Through the resulting visual art work, much of which was the result of collaboration across various subject areas or across a whole school or schools, learners ably illustrated their own thoughts and feelings about global issues which concerned them such as identity, prejudice, the universal rights of children, human rights, global interdependence and the environment. Elements of this outstanding art work have been on display, to great acclaim, at various global citizenship educational events across the country, including the Scottish Learning Festival.
This final showcase gallery at Parliament brings the energy of ‘learner voice’ to the national seat of political power in Scotland in an innovative and creative format. It clearly reflects the professional expertise and passion of Scotland’s educators who have inspired learners by engaging them both collaboratively and as individuals in relevant global issues. They have unleashed the learners’ gift of human imagination and capacity for independent, divergent thinking. In doing so they have helped learners develop their critical literacy as responsible global citizens who knowledgeably embrace the challenges of the present, and are prepared for the challenges of the future – socially culturally and politically.More
- April 6th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: climate and energy, news, resources
: Categories citizenship, curriculum areas, sustainable development
Learning and Teaching Scotland provides a wide range of free, innovative and exciting online resources for learner, a number of them directly related to global citizenship education such as our weather and climate change websites, the School’s Global Footprint calculator or our newly developed resource (www.LTScotland.org.uk/globalcitizenship).
There are also a large number of resources that support global citizenship education in a wider sense such as web sites related to Scottish culture and heritage, current issues (The Daily What) or equality and justice.
Many of these resources are open access, but some will require users to log in using Glow credentials.
For more information see http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/learnerresources/index.aspMore