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’.
Phone:+64 9 309 5208
- Master of Education
- Bachelor of Māori Development
- Certificate of Adult and Tertiary Teaching
- Certificate of Te Reo
- 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 Unpublished Master of Education Thesis.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.