Supporting young people in the learning process is my passion. I’ve been a senior leader in an Outstanding secondary school for many years where the innovations I introduced raised achievement and improved teaching and learning significantly. As an education consultant I developed my paradigm into schools and colleges nationally, even extending it to train school leaders in China.
However, that passion and enthusiasm manifests itself beyond the classroom too. For ten years, in my spare time, I ran a highly successful youth theatre company that showed me how young people learn beyond the parameters of traditional education, it also sharpened my skills as an entrepreneur. I managed a highly successful Apple Education Development Centre in Britain in the 1990s, to highlight how multimedia computers could enhance learning, an experience that taught me how technology could inspire and engage teachers and students.
Lately I’ve worked with colleges and companies nationally to extend digital learning opportunities for young people because of its potential to bring about change in our education system. I want us to explore and develop ways to make education even more stimulating and relevant for 21st century learners, and it’s why I’m so excited to work alongside the innovative team at eLearning247 to achieve that goal.
Phil Parker, education consultant at eLearning247