Tony Parkin

Tony Parkin

Tony Parkin

Tony Parkin has worked in education for the greater part of his career, as a secondary school teacher, curriculum director, a lecturer, an educational technologist then latterly as an information technologist. He joined the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust in July 1998, where until recently he was Head of ICT Development in Leadership and Innovation Networks. He now works independently as a freelance lecturer, writer and consultant, using his extensive experience of educational technologies to help with futures thinking.

His goal since 1978 has been to help shift the educational focus from teaching to learning, and he has been exploring the way that a variety of pedagogies and technologies can assist in that transfer. Paradoxically that has meant increasingly working with school leaders or teachers rather than learners directly. The challenge has always been, and continues to be, keeping the educational technology focus