Ross Parker is the Director of Technology & Assessment at International College Hong Kong. He is passionate about making learning a positive, anxiety-free process centred around personal transformation. This requires re-imagining school as a place where adult-adult relationships create a culture of trust, respect, and shared purpose.
Ross is the Founder of Gibbon, the open source school platform, and the Free Learning pedagogy, which has recently been written up as a book, published by Routledge. With Free Learning, Ross aims to give students the freedom and agency to find their own passions, the support and encouragement to develop understanding and skills, and the intellectual tools and curiosity to make up their own minds about life. Ross believes that education should focus on learning to learn.
As a public speaker, Ross has presented at conferences and workshops around the world, as well as participating as a panel expert and as a regular on Hong Kong’s RTHK Radio 3.