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Dr. Carol  Yelverton-Halpin

Title:

Lecturer in Applied Arts in Adult, Early years Education and the Social Sciences

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Social Care and Early Childhood

Room Name/ Num:

C210 Convent Building

Campus:

College Street

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My Biography

Dr. Carol Yelverton-Halpin is a Lecturer in Critical Thinking, Professional and Reflective Practice in and Early Years Education, Social Care Practice, Criminal Justice and Legal studies, Curriculum development in Early Childhood Education, Comparative pedagogy, Developmental Psychology in Early Childhood, Social care, The history of Social care in the 20th Century, Research Methods/Skills, Introduction to Management, Professional writing skills and Communications in the School of Humanities, in the Department of Social care and Early childhood Education, Waterford Institute of Technology. She was a Course Lead for the Adult Foundations Programme and Co-Founder of Blossoms Theatre in Education.  Her doctoral research is in the field of critical education theory with a focus on the ‘self’ and insights into transformative possibilities. She has explored the links between power, social disadvantage and education and its impact on the ‘self’.

 

Qualifications

Ph.D (Education)

M.A. (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)

P.G. Cert TESOL

P.G. Cert Mentoring for teacher practice

P.G. Cert Research Supervisory skills

P.G. Cert Supervisory Management

B.A. (Hons) (Adult Education)

B.A. (Early Childhood Studies)

B.P.S (British Psychological Society) (Psychometric testing)

Cert. Health & Fitness

TEFL

Research

Research Supervision

Post-Graduate Level

External Supervisor for MA by Research in LIT

Supported international students in their MA degrees and proposals to PG Programmes.

Supported students in their masters by research and their Ph.D. proposals.
Graduate Level Supervised undergraduate students in their Thesis, in Projects and Research Assignments

 

Research Studies and Projects

Project Title: A Critical search for the ‘self’ in adult education: Bourdieuian Insights in to Transformative Possibilities. Yelverton-Halpin, C. (PI, WIT). Doctoral thesis/Doctoral Research: 2011-2016

Project Title: ‘I am what I do’: A Study of Teacher Education Qualification (TEQ) Training in Further and Adult Education in the island of Ireland. Graham Cagney, A. (PI, WIT). Cohen, N. (Co-PI, GTCNI), Yelverton-Halpin, C. (co-PI, WIT), Dr V. Mannix (co-PI, WIT).  May 2015-December 2015 (extended to June 2016). SCoTENS funded project.

Project Title: An Investigation into the ‘self-esteem’ of Adult learners when they participate in Active Learning. Yelverton-Halpin, C. (PI).  2005-2008

 

Research Interests

Identity, Subjectivity and Social Class, Education, and Inequality.

Teaching

Main teaching areas

Post-Graduate

PG Cert in Teaching in Further Education (TP Tutor)

H. Dip in Early Years Education

Child Developmental Psychology in Early years

Reflective Practice in Social Care/ Childcare/ Criminal Justice

Professional Practice, Early Years Education

Curriculum Development in Early Years Education

Contemporary Issues in Early Years Education

Placement Practice for Early Years Care and Education

 

Degree 

Thesis supervision in Early Years Education

B.A. Early Years (Critical thinking)

B.A. Early years Education, (Professional Practice, Early Years Education and Comparative Pedagogy, Developmental Psychology in Early years)

B.A. Social Care (History of Social Care in 20th Century Ireland, Social Facts and Structures)

B.A. Social Care Practice (Reflective Practice)

B.A. Law (Introduction to Research)

B.A. Criminal Justice (Professional and personal development)

 

Certificate

Legal Studies (Communication skills and CV building)

Adult Foundations Programme (Critical Thinking, Study Skills) (WIT)

Certificate in Arts in Literacy Studies (WIT)

Certificate in Practical Teaching Skills (WIT)

FETAC Level 5 Critical mass coordinator (Infection Prevention and Control, Care support, Care Skills, Care Practice, Communications, Health Care in Social Care) (VEC).

FETAC Level 5 and 6) Childcare, Early years development, Care Practice & Social Care (WCFE).

FETAC Level 5 Early Childhood Studies (SOLAS)

Personal Development and Career Planning (SOLAS)

Professional

During her career, she has held roles in community and further education in the South East; leading and developing programmes in early childhood education, personal development, supervisory management and training and integrated counselling.  Other key areas of experience and practice include: the development of programmes to support student learning and development, mentoring for the Reach project and for teaching practice in Early years and Adult Education. Carol is the author of a series of illustrated children’s short stories, an NLP practitioner, and qualified in psychometric testing (BPS). Outside her academic career, Carol has held management and supervisory roles in the provision of childcare, social care, and core skills programmes within FAS (now SOLAS) and the VEC sector. She also held the role of critical mass coordinator for the HSE and the VEC at the University Hospital Waterford teaching and mentoring on a Social care programme specifically designed to upskill the general staff in the Hospital with accredited qualifications.

 

Academic Responsibilities and Collaborations

Lecturer, School of Lifelong Learning & Education, Waterford Institute of Technology                        

Course Lead, Adult Foundations Programme, Waterford Institute of Technology

Internal Collaboration with WIT Academic Community.

Three Programmatic Reviews in 4 years. One. Dept of Adult Education, Two. the Social Care Practice Level 7 and Level 8. Three. Early Childhood care and Education.  

Member WIT School of Lifelong Learning & Education - TELL research group.

Member of the Teaching and Learning Committee in the School of Humanities

Member of the structured Ph.D. committee in the School of Humanities

 

Honours and Awards

Member and Chair, Divorce Action Waterford, Ireland

Member, Illegal Drugs Initiative Programme for young and vulnerable groups, Waterford Branch, Ireland.

First class honours, Critical Education Theory, B.A. Adult Education. 

 

Professional Memberships

British Psychological Society 2003-date Irish Institute of NLP 2003-date

Teaching Council of Ireland

2006-date

Education Studies Association of Ireland

2015-date
British Education Research Association 2015-date

NAIRTL 2015-date

OMEP Early Years 2018-date ESREA 2019- date

Publications and Conferences

Books/Book Sections

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (1990). ‘Operation Rudolf’ Intacta Print, Waterford

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (1989). ‘My Christmas Story’. Intacta Print, Waterford

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (1987). ‘The Long Hall of the Holdall’. ‘Irelands Own’ North Main Street, Wexford

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (1987). ‘My Birthday Surprise’. Intacta Print, Waterford

Non-Refereed Articles, Academic Papers/Book Reviews

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2013) Advanced Study of Research methods (Academic paper)  

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2012) Understanding Learning, The Aquisition of a child by a Learning Disability, pp 60-70. London PCPYPU. (Review) 

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2011) Identity in Adult Learners in an intergenerational classroom, Kasworm, C.  http;//aeq.sagepub.com.content/56/1/3. (Academic paper/review)

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2011) Liminality and Practices of identity reconstruction, Beech, N. 2010, http;//hum.sagepub.com/content/64/2/285 (Academic paper/review)

Unpublished Works: Revise and Resubmit

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2016) A Critical search for the ‘self’ in adult education: Bourdieuian Insights into Transformative Possibilities. Doctoral Thesis, University College Cork.

 

Conferences and Symposia (National and International Conference Papers)

2020

Yelverton-Halpin, C., Graham Cagney, A., O, Mahony, A. and Buckley M. (2020) Building the Bridge of Critical Consciousness. Educators who are committed and engaged with the radical nature of the transformative learning processes in higher education are increasingly faced with demands for fast adaptable responses to a neo-liberalist education agenda. The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) TPLE Conference (Paper Accepted)

 2019

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2019) Relationship Matters and what Matters in Early years relationships: The inter-reliance between young children and adults in Relationship Matters is key today. Bourdieu’s notion of Cultural Capital, and Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems are essential in informing this discussion OMEP Conference Cork.

 

Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2019) Social Justice and Equality in Early Years, We All Stand Together, Conference, LIT, Limerick.

 

2016:

Yelverton-Halpin, C., Graham Cagney, A. and Cohen, N. ‘Future and the Ideal Self States’, ESERA: 8th Triennial European Research Conference, Imagining diverse futures for adult education: questions of power and resources of creativity. 8-11 September 2016, NUIM, Maynooth, Ireland.

Yelverton-Halpin, C., Graham Cagney, ‘The self in an intergenerational classroom’ British Education Research Association Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 13-15 September, 2016.

 

2016:

Graham Cagney, A., Cohen, N., & Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2016) ‘I am what I do’: A Study of Adult and Further Education Teacher Training in Ireland.  ECER 2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers.  EERA Conference, University College Dublin 22-26 August 2016. (Accepted). 

 

Graham Cagney, A., Cohen, N., & Yelverton-Halpin, C. (2016). The SAFETTI Study: A Study of Adult and Further Education Teacher Training in Ireland.  'Research in Post-Compulsory Education', ARPCE 2nd International Research Conference, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK 8-10 July 2016. (Accepted)

 

2015:

Yelverton-Halpin, C. ‘Searching for the self in Adult Education through a Bourdieuian Lens’. Education Studies Association of Ireland Conference, ESAI Conference held at NUIM,  Maynooth, Ireland on 12-April 2015. (Paper delivered)

 

Conferences Attended

2019   OMEP Relationship Matters and what Matters in Early years relationships

2019  Social Justice and Equality in Early Years, We All Stand Together LIT Limerick

2016  ARPCE 2nd International Research Conference, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK

2015

OMEP World Assembly University College Cork. Ireland.

2014

International Research Methods Summer School, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. 6-June-2014

2013

Writing and Educational Research: Methods and the generation of Knowledge Claim University College Cork, Ireland. 

2012

Doctoral Symposium, University College Cork, Ireland.

2011

All-Ireland Doctoral Conference for Researchers in Education, University College Dublin