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Values and Learning for Sustainability in Initial Teacher Education


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Values and Learning for Sustainability in Initial Teacher Education
Betsy King, RCE Scotland
Europe Regional RCE Meeting 2018
28-31 August, 2018, Vannes, France

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Values and Learning for Sustainability in Initial Teacher Education

  1. 1. Values and Learning for Sustainability in Initial Teacher Education Betsy King Learning for Sustainability Scotland August 29th 2018
  2. 2. RCE Scotland
  3. 3. Scotland’s National Outcomes March 2018
  4. 4. Scotland Context Scottish Government’s educational policy priorities: • every learner has an entitlement to Learning for Sustainability; • every practitioner, school and education leader should demonstrate Learning for Sustainability in their practice 1vision
  5. 5. Teacher Education Context Professional Standards Leadership Learning for Sustainability Values “Learning for Sustainability has been embedded within the Standards to support teachers in actively embracing and promoting principles and practices of sustainability in all aspects of their work.” GTCS 2013
  6. 6. Values and Learning for Sustainability (LfS) Project Aims • Incorporate Values and LfS dimension of the Professional Standards in ITE courses and programmes; • Change systemic capability to address LfS in teaching and learning; • develop research that explores LfS; • professional learning in LfS for educators
  7. 7. Phase 1 2015 -2017 • ITE community of practice (ongoing) • Online Reflection and Development tool developed and piloted on GTCS website
  8. 8. Phase 1 2015 -2017 • All eight Teacher Education Institutions integrating LfS in courses and programmes • Research publication underway
  9. 9. Phase 2 2017- 2018 • Support a group of Newly Qualified Teachers from all 8 ITE institutions • Collaborate to each undertake a Practitioner Enquiry to interrogate and improve their LfS practice • Share outcomes of the work nationally
  10. 10. Teachers as enquiring professionals
  11. 11. Learning for Sustainability starting points One Planet Schools Report 2012
  12. 12. Participants and programme 22 newly qualified teachers from across Scotland (12 primary, 10 secondary) At least two from each ITE institution – Two Webinars – Online collaboration – Seminar
  13. 13. Impact To date the impact has been: • Collaborative thinking and discussions within and across the ITE institutions • Application of the Reflection and Development Tool • Special edition of the Scottish Educational Review 2019 • Continuing impact on newly qualified teachers and learners in schools
  14. 14. Please contact