Counting on a Greener Scotland (COGS)
Introduction and Background
What is Counting on a Greener Scotland? The original Counting on a Greener Scotland tutor pack (known as COGS) was developed by WEA Scotland and Dr Heather Reid, OBE. It was funded by Education Scotland.
COGS has been used successfully with numerous groups of adult learners working in colleges and communities around the country, and it has been very well received. Many people have used COGS to learn about weather, climate change and energy – and to improve their numeracy skills.
"The impacts of climate change are far reaching and likely to affect all of our lives: From changes in the weather, to questions about food security and how we produce and use energy. Numeracy underpins our understanding of these issues, consequently I hope this ‘Counting on a Greener Scotland’ learning resource can raise awareness about many of these important issues and help to develop the necessary numeracy skills for learners to make informed decisions now, and in the future.I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this resource and hope it will be useful to many practitioners involved in both numeracy and science education. Thank you to Education Scotland for asking me to be involved and it’s been a pleasure to collaborate with the Workers’ Educational Association."
Dr Heather Reid OBE
Meteorologist & Science Education Consultant
In 2016 the Glasgow Clyde Education Foundation provided funding to WEA Scotland to work again with Heather Reid, and with Glasgow Clyde College, to convert COGS into an interactive, online learning resource.