I am what I do… professional voices

An all-Ireland research study exploring the professional journey of FE and FAE practitioners

The Study in Adult and Further Education Teacher Training in Ireland (SAFETTI) hopes to explore key issues around professional development and identity of further education teachers.

The objective of the research project is to provide recommendations to enhance the Teaching and Learning Environment (TLE) within which practitioners in the sector, north and south, undertake and acquire their teaching qualifications.

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We want to speak to practitioners in the Further Education (FE) sector in the North and Further and Adult Education (FAE) sector in the South.

About Us

This project has been funded by the Standing Committee on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS), with support from Waterford Institute of Technology and the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland.

The study is being led by Dr Anne Graham Cagney (WIT) and Ned Cohen (GTCNI).

Ned Cohen

Ned Cohen is the further education (FE) development officer working with the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) to support the extension of its remit to the FE sector in Northern Ireland.

Dr Carol Yelverton-Halpin

Dr Carol Yelverton-Halpin is a Lecturer in Critical Thinking, Professional Practice and Communications in the School of Lifelong Learning & Education, Waterford Institute of Technology.

Dr Anne Graham Cagney

Anne Graham Cagney is a Fulbright Scholar, Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Business, Trinity College Dublin and a Lecturer in leadership, learning and development at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).