Impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes: summary

Summary of research into the impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes.

What is Learning for Sustainability?

Learning for Sustainability (LfS) is a Scottish educational approach to learning [1], that encourages learners and educators to explore the concepts of sustainable development, global citizenship and outdoor learning in ways which develop the skills, knowledge and values needed to live sustainable lifestyles [2,3]. At its most effective, LfS is delivered across the curriculum and extends to influence the life and ethos of an educational setting. Learning for Sustainability is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) [4], offering a starting point or 'way in' to explore local issues within a global context and vice versa. Whilst there is strong evidence of the effectiveness of LfS in developing pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours, the focus of this review is on the impact of LfS on broader educational outcomes.



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