Helping schools move towards Sustainable Development

ACT change model

Since the completion of the Agents of Change Toolkit minigames, we have presented the work at a range of academic and practitioner conferences including:

  • The European Conference on Educational Research, 06 – 10 September 2021
  • The British Educational Research Association Conference, 13 – 16 September 2021
  • The 12th Global RCE Conference: ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: action through learning in a time of global crises’, 16-18 November 2021

The GTCS published an article about this project in their magazine, which is sent to all teachers in Scotland. It was also included in the Glasgow Education Services – Improvement Service (EdIS) Getting Ready for COP26 resource.

Collaboration and impact

The project team included people from Learning for Sustainability Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council (Education), and the South East Improvement Collaborative (consisting of various councils). Teachers and other educators are the end users and were involved in the seminars and workshops and helped co-design the toolkit and games (78 people attended the workshops and seminars).

The ACT team presented the toolkit at the Scottish Professional Learning Network, which was attended by around 40 leaders of Professional Learning in Scotland. Teachers and other educators who have attended our events have helped disseminate the programme outputs. Nine schools (two international) have indicated they will use the toolkit in the current or next academic year. A person working in Quality Improvement for the local government promoted the games to schools in their council.

We will also promote the Toolkit via the Scottish Universities Inclusion Group (SUIG) and Women in Scottish Education and Research (consisting of senior education professionals, Heads of Service in Local Authorities, and Education Scotland) and advertise via School Education Gateway (used by schools in Europe) and UNESCO’s Network of Associated Schools (currently over 11,500 schools in 182 countries).


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