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Smarter, Greener Learning: Sustainable Development In The Fe And Skills Sector

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Presentation by Debbie Watson (Director of Policy & Innovation, Learning and Skills Council) for JISC RSC London's Smarter Greener Learning event held at City Hall, London, 26/02/09

Presentation by Debbie Watson (Director of Policy & Innovation, Learning and Skills Council) for JISC RSC London's Smarter Greener Learning event held at City Hall, London, 26/02/09

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  • 1. Sustainable Development in the FE and Skills sector Debbie Watson Director of Policy & Innovation 26 th February 2009
  • 2. What do we mean by Sustainable Development
        • Quality of life for current and future generations
          • Development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs
        • This means meeting four goals simultaneously
          • Social progress that recognises the needs of everyone
          • Effective protection of the environment
          • Prudent use of natural resources
          • The maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and employment
  • 3. LSC Strategy: From Here to Sustainability
      • Our Vision
        • The learning and skills sector will proactively commit and contribute to sustainable development through:
            • its management of resources
            • the learning opportunities it delivers
            • its engagement with communities and business
  • 4. LSC Strategy: From Here to Sustainability
        • The strategy has four themes which aim to deliver the vision:
            • Positioning the sector and capacity building
            • Buildings and estates
            • Curriculum
            • Community and business
  • 5. What does this mean?
        • Changing how we think and behave as an organisation so that we become an example of good practice
        • Championing change in the FE system: working with national, regional and local partners to maximise the contribution the FE system can make to sustainable development
  • 6. What progress have we made?
    • Conclusions of progress report published September 2008:
        • Recognise the contribution of our mainstream work
        • Significant progress has been made in some areas but not in others
        • Measures of progress need clarifying
        • Changing context including abolition of LSC
        • Gaps in the strategy
  • 7. Progress Report Conclusions
        • Recognise the contribution of our mainstream work e.g.
          • PSA target for young people
          • PSA target for adult basic skills
          • Communications about the value of learning and skills
  • 8. Progress Report Conclusions
        • Significant progress has been made in some areas of the strategy e.g.
          • Capital
          • Sorted resources
          • Regional pilot projects
          • Internal LSC actions
        • But not in others e.g.
          • Education for Sustainable Development
          • Collaborative working
  • 9. Progress Report Conclusions
        • Measures of progress need clarifying
          • Strategy does not identify clear targets
          • Ownership of milestones is not clear
          • No systemic reporting mechanisms in place
  • 10. Progress Report Conclusions
        • Changing Context
          • Funding priorities
          • Demand-led system
          • Abolition of LSC and creation of SFA and YPLA
  • 11. Progress Report Conclusions
        • Gaps in the Strategy
          • Communications
          • Sector leadership
  • 12. Priorities to 2010
        • Developing further resources
        • Celebrating good practice
        • Zero Carbon Colleges
        • Skills for a low carbon and resource efficient economy
        • Working across the whole FE and Skills sector
        • Embedding SD in the organisations that will succeed the LSC
  • 13. Beyond 2010
    • Not clear yet whether there is a role for SFA or YPLA to lead on this agenda -
        • Role of provider organisations in the sector?
        • Role of Learning and Skills Improvement Service?
        • Role of Ofsted?
        • Role of DIUS?
        • Most importantly role of individual providers :
          • “ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever does”
    • Margaret Mead

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