E³ Energy, Enterprise and Environment

We use energy every day but how often do we question where it comes from?  How is it produced? What is the real cost? How do we change behaviours?

Our Energy, Enterprise and Environment professional learning programme improves teacher confidence in using energy and sustainability as a context for learning across the curriculum, particularly through practical action, outdoor learning, philosophy for citizenship and STEM. It aims to inspire curiosity to explore the world of energy generation and supply as well as the implications for global warming and climate change. It promotes critical and creative thinking about carbon reduction, waste minimisation and how Scotland secures its supplies of clean, green, affordable energy. 

The programme ensures that teachers have an understanding of the global, social and environmental issues around energy and energy generation and provides the opportunity to explore these areas of understanding with young learners through interaction with energy professionals and those most involved in low carbon energy activities. The programme links this learning across the whole school estate and community using school buildings and grounds as well as examples of sustainable living at home.

It promotes enhanced practice in learning and teaching which supports children and young people to develop their value systems and decision making skills and to make informed sustainable choices in their home, school and future working lives.  

As teachers, head teachers and other educators work to secure every learner’s entitlement to Learning for Sustainability, this Energy, Enterprise and Environment professional learning programme provides the opportunity to develop new professional knowledge, confidence and skills in relation to the social justice and sustainability aspects of the GTCS and other standards.  

The purpose of the programme is to:

  • Empower educators who teach and lead with enhanced understanding of the complexities and ethics of energy production in a global context, especially in light of the issues of climate change and effective carbon reduction.
  • Inspire young learners who increase their understanding of and engagement with STEM and careers in the sustainability and energy sector.
  • Promote active participation in community focussed energy initiatives which empower learning for sustainability.

We deliver this professional learning programme in partnership with EDF Energy.

 

This programme will benefit primary and secondary school teachers and head teachers, college lecturers, CLD Practitioners and Youth and Children’s Workers. It will be particularly relevant for those leading Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment and Learning for Sustainability initiatives in their establishments.

The programme will be especially beneficial to educators wishing to develop their practice in nature, place and community-based approaches to Learning for Sustainability, linking to the Eco-Schools Scotland programme as well as other whole school/centre awards.

This popular programme is currently full, however if you are interested in taking part in the next round of this course, please email: sde@keepscotlandbeautiful.org.