Bio

Huhana is a Degree Programme Leader on the Bachelor of Applied Arts programme and leader of Mātauranga Māori. She has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and post graduate level and program development. Huhana has over 15 years experience working in both university and private education environments along with numerous publications, research involvement and supervision. Huhana has extensive knowledge and qualification in Māori pedagogical practice, has a basic fluency in Te Reo Māori, and her areas of interest include Māori Philosophy and cross-cultural research and practice. Her areas of expertise include adult education, diversity and inclusion, and knowledge and application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Huhana is from a rural South Island background and enjoys the outdoors. She is also an artist and works mainly in oil portraits. Huhana follows the philosophy of Āta and believes that developing respectful relationships are paramount to effective learning. She does not describe herself as a ‘teacher’ and sees her role as being that of a ‘learning facilitator’.

Email:

[email protected]

Phone:

+64 9 309 5208

Qualifications:

  • PHd
  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Māori Development
  • Certificate of Adult and Tertiary Teaching
  • Certificate of Te Reo
 

Publications

  • Forsyth, H. (2004) Book review of  Learning to read critically in educational leadership and management. M. Wallace & L. Poulson (Eds.) London: Sage (2003) In New Zealand Journal of Education Leadership. Robertson, J (Ed.).  19(2), pp.99-102. (100%)
  • Hogan, V., Jenkin, C., Forsyth, H., and Kung, N. (2006, February). Exploring the anti-bias curriculum on-line. Paper presented at the Towards Excellence in PEPE: A collaborative endeavour. Practical Experiences in Professional Education Conference 2006. Conference proceedings (p.194). Auckland. February 1-3. (25%)
  • Forsyth, H. (2006, April). Āta: A theory of best practice in teaching. Out of bounds and borders: A trans-Tasman collaboration. In L. Beddoe  & J. Jesson (Eds.). Conference proceedings of the Continuing Professional Education Conference (pp. 42-48). Auckland. April 19-20. (100%)
  • Forsyth, H. (2006). Āta: A theory of best practice in teaching. Unpublished Master of Education Thesis. Auckland: AUT University. (100%)
  • Forsyth, H. (2006, October). Teaching under the philosophy of Āta. Paper presented at the Our communities of practice: Conversations about adult education. School of Education, AUT University research mini conference. Auckland, AUT University, 11 October. (100%).
  • Forsyth, H. (2006, December). Teaching under the philosophy of Āta: A case study.  In Feel the Manaaki New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference 2006. Conference Papers and Presentations [CD Rom]. pp. Rotorua ISSN. (100%)
  • Forsyth, H., and Kung, N. (2006, December).  Āta and the teaching self. In Feel the Manaaki New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference 2006. Conference Papers and Presentations [ CD Rom]. pp. Rotorua ISSN. (50%)
  • Forsyth, H. (2007. Dec.) Being Pakeha, feeling Maori. In Education in the Pacific New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference 2006. Conference Papers and Presentations [ CD Rom]. pp. Christchurch; Dec 4 – 7 ISSN.
  • Forsyth, H., & Kung, N. (2007). Ata: A relational philosophy that reaches for the whole child. In 15th International Conference of RECE 2007. Conference papers and presentation. Hong Kong. Dec. 13 – 17.
  • Forsyth, H., and Kung, N. (2007) Āta; A philosophy for relational teaching. In New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies.  41(2). (50%)
  • Forsyth, H., & Leaf, G. (2010). Te Tiriti o Waitangi and biculturalism in early childhood education. In B. Clark, & A. Grey (Eds.), Ata kitea te pae – Scanning the horizon: Perpsectives on early childhood education (pp. 23-36). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.
  • Forsyth, H. (2013) Between the margin and the text. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Aut University, Auckland.
  • Forsyth, H. (2014). Teaching from a third space. Published conference paper. AARE/NZARE Annual conference. Brisbane. AUS. December 2014.
  • Forsyth, H. (2017). Āta: An Indigenous Knowledge Based Approach to Teaching. Universal Journal of Education Research. http://hrpub.org/download//UJER9- 19510103.pdr
  • Forsyth, H. (2017). An Identity as Pākehā. Submitted to Alternative. Under review.
 

Contribution to Research

Editing: Book: Feng Yuen. (2016). Knowing Love. Editor Dr. Huhana Forsyth. ISBN-10: 1530109361 Doctoral Thesis. (2017). The spiritual identity of women: Their contributions to a Social Work context in Aotearoa New Zealand. A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Indigenous Studies) at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Whakatāne, New Zealand. Conference Contribution – Paper in published proceedings. Forsyth, H. (2006). Ata: A theory of best practice in teaching. In Out of Bounds and Borders: A Trans-Tasman Collaboration. Proceedings of the Continuing Professional Education Conference (pp. 42-48). Auckland, New Zealand. Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper. Forsyth, H. (2006). Teaching under the philosophy of Ata: A case study. In Manaakitanga: Feel the Spirit, New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference. Rotorua. Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper. Forsyth, H. (2007). Being Pakeha, feeling Maori. In New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference: Education in the Pacific. Christchurch, New Zealand. Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper. Forsyth, H., & Kung, N. (2006). Ata and the teaching self. In Manaakitanga: Feel the Spirit, New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand. Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper Hogan, V., Jenkin, C., Forsyth, H., & Kung, N. (2006). Exploring the anti-bias curriculum online. In Towards excellence in PEPE: A Collaborative Endeavor. Practical Experiences in Professional Education (PEPE) conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper. Forsyth, H., & Kung, N. (2007). Ata: A relational philosophy that reaches for the whole child. In 15th Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference : Growing up global – Whose voices? Whose choices? Whose decisions?. Hong Kong. Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper. Marat, D., Postlethwaite, M., Forsyth, H., Gibbs, C., Pelling, N., & Weaver, C. (2007). Whaia te iti kahurangi – In pursuit of excellence: Student efficacies, agency and achievement in early years’ tertiary education. In New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) National Conference: Education in the Pacific. Christchurch.

Editorial Boards and Review Panels

(2008/2009) Reviewer. Early Years Journal. (2008) Conference referee .International Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education Conference. (2007- 2009). Member of the NZARE national refereeing panel. (2015 – Present) Reviewer. Universal Journal of Education Research. Horizon Publishing.  

Research-related fellowships, prizes and awards

(2001).AUT University Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship study award.