Sarah Bates Evoy

Sarah Bates Evoy
Waterford Institute of Technology | WIT · Department of Education

Masters in Arts in Adult Guidance & Counselling


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Sarah Bates Evoy is a lecturer and researcher in an Irish Institute of Technology. She is presently completing a PhD thesis which examines the identities held by Irish Further Education and Training (FET) practitioners. She herself was a FET practitioner from 2010- 2019 and before that worked as a Social Care Worker and Adult Guidance Counsellor. Sarah has worked in diverse education and care settings and has experience of working with adult learners, care leavers, youth in care, homelessness, addiction, ex-prisoners and ex-offenders.


Publications (5)
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This chapter considers what motivates educated and experienced individuals with a variety of different employment options to choose to work with part-time adult programmes within the Irish Further Education and Training (FET) sector, especially when this part of the sector is characterized by poor employment conditions. It also examines how Irish F...
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An informative, opinion free, article outlining the current (2018) registration context for Further Education teachers in Ireland, and identifying the Irish Further Education and Training (FET) contexts where FET practitioners (teachers, tutors, trainers etc.) need to have Teaching Council registration.
Technical Report
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The Belong Drama Group have been together for 3 years. They consist of 7 men with acquired brain injuries who have been facilitated by a community artist to create, film and share their stories. This report contains feedback on the project from the men, their family and friends, their facilitator and other professional supporters of the project. Th...
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Professionals are often defined by their professional roles, both by themselves and others. But what happens if your professional roles are not clearly definable? How then do you describe yourself and the different working identities and roles you may have? The following article provides a brief overview into a current (2015 - 2018) PhD research pr...
Conference Paper
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This paper provides an introduction to Open Space Technology (OST) and its key principles, and encourages the consideration of OST as a potential method for consulting with students and staff on important issues or questions where there is diversity and conflict and where there appears to be no clear solution. The paper also provides an example of...


Project (1)
This PhD research project aims to examine the various identities held by Irish FET practitioners and the impact of recent sectoral changes on these identities. This project is funded by Waterford Institute of Technology.