Informed Scotland September 2021 – Recover, reform & reskill

Issue 94 includes key COVID-19 guidance up to and including 11 October.

A few topics in particular took centre stage:

Education reform for the school sector, with a consultation to inform the review of Education Scotland and the SQA led by Prof Ken Muir having begun in earnest.

COVID-19 recovery, as the Scottish Government set out 40 key actions for education as part of its recovery strategy.

LGBT inclusive education, as Scotland claims to be the first country in the world to ‘embed’ it across the school curriculum. See the new website managed by Time for Inclusive Education. A UCAS report also examined the experience of LGBT+ applicants to university.

Skills shortages, with those demanded by the ‘electrification revolution’ in transport and energy highlighted in a report by the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, University of Warwick Manufacturing Group and Faraday Institution. And the annual Tech Nation Jobs and Skills report shone a light on the tech sector’s ever-increasing demand for skilled people.

The COP26 Climate Change Conference, with all sectors across the learning & skills landscape involved in some way. From Play Scotland‘s Moths to a Flame art installation, to The Moment with Children’s Parliament & Scottish Youth Parliament, a UN Conference of Youth, a Live at COP26 learning for a sustainable future course on FutureLearn, and a new online platform with learning resources to support Youth Work Champions.

Also look out for:

A date for your diary

Book your place at the fourth annual David Raffe Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Prof Ewart Keep on ‘transitions from learning to earning and on the wider relationship between education and the labour market’. It takes place online on 3 November hosted by Moray House School of Education & Sport. Informed Scotland’s Angela Gardner will lead the Q&A session.

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