Monday, 28 October 2013

Tivy Education Medal awarded to Alan Parkinson

Alan Parkinson was awarded the Tivy Education Medal, together with Fellowship of the RSGS, at the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers conference in Perth in October. The award was given in recognition of his work developing online educational resources for schoolteachers.

In 2001, Alan developed the then-revolutionary Geography Pages website. He went on to become a prolific blogger, better known to some for his online persona ‘GeoBlogs’, and he now runs eight blogs on various aspects of geographical education. He previously worked for The Geographical Association, and is a founder member of the Geography Collective / Explorer HQ, creators of the Mission:Explore books and website. He now works part-time as a geography teacher at King’s Ely.

Delighted to have received the Medal, Alan remarked, “What was equally important to me was to read and hear the comments of others who were there, who appreciated the work that I’ve created and shared over the years.”