Yo Heta-Lensen

Lecturer, Academic Leader
Community Development
Location: Building 112, Room 3008

Qualifications

BEd, DipTchg

Profile

Experience

Early Childhood

Kaiako - Te Kohanga Reo

Primary

New Entrant teacher, Senior teacher

Tertiary

Lecturer, Visiting lecturer

Adult Education

Facilitator - Student waananga

Contract/ Consultancy

2000-2001 - Research Assistant - Innovations Funding Project

Research interests

Consulting with community and engaging with whanau

Maori theories of play and development

Bilingualism in New Zealand centres

The place of kaupapa Maori in increasingly multi-cultural areas

Assessment of Te Reo Maori language development

Graduate supervision of theses

O'Leary, Hazel Aroha Abraham (2015). Leading learning for Maori students : the challenges of leadership for teaching principals in small rural primary schools

Publications

Heta-Lensen, Y. (2016). Letting the Kaupapa Lead: Maori leadership considerations and concepts. Associate Teacher's Symposium, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Dunham, N., Owen, H., & Heta-Lensen, Y. (2015). Explorations into Becoming New, Radical, and Quite Possibly Dangerously Progressive within an Aotearoa New Zealand Context. Education Sciences (Vol. 5(2)).

Heta-Lensen, Y. (2014). Towards an indigenous eLearning strategy: Critical considerations and implications. New Zealand, Hazel Owen (Vol. Ethos Consultancy:The home of ICT enhanced learning and teaching).

Heta-Lensen, Y., and Turton, L. (2014). Mahi-a-rongo: Exploring our relationship with nature through the arts as peaceful pursuit. Associate Teachers' Symposium, March 29. Manukau Institute of Technology, Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa NZ.

Heta-Lensen, Y., and Dunham, N. (2013). Becoming cognisant of research informed by Kaupapa Maori in early childhood education: Issues and contexts. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education (Vol. 16).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2619

Wrightson, H., and Heta-Lensen, Y. (2013). Nga taonga tuku iho- Maori visual arts and cultural fusion: Studying authentic engagement. Kia Tipu Te Wairua Toi - Fostering the creative spirit: Arts in early childhood education, Pearson, Auckland.

Heta-Lensen, Y. (2010). Nau he kete Naku he kete; An implementation and evaluation of Kete-based approaches to teaching and learning te reo Maori me ona tikanga in ECE settings. ARECE conference, Melbourne.

Albert, J., Heta-Lensen, Y., and LamSam, H. (2010). Te Whatu Pokeka: One Centre's Journey. Te Whatu Pokeka Kaupapa Maori assessment for learning ECE exemplars, Hamilton.

Ritchie, J., and Heta-Lensen, Y. (2010). Engaging souls too: A review of 'The subject of childhood' by Michael O'Loughlin. Early Education, 47(Autumn-Winter).

Heta-Lensen, Y., and Smith, C. (2010). Conceptualising Te Whatu Pokeka. Te Whatu Pokeka Kaupapa Maori assessment for learning Symposium, Auckland.

Heta-Lensen, Y., and Smith, C. (2010). Te Whatu Pokeka: Kaupapa Maori assessment and learning exemplars. Te Whatu Pokeka Kaupapa Maori assessment for learning Symposium, Auckland.

Heta-Lensen, Y. (2009). Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the implications for medical practitioners. Waananga: Auckland Pacific Primary Health Organisation.

Heta-Lensen, Y. (2007). Kaupapa whanau approaches in education management. New Zealand Early Childhood Convention 2007 'Paki Waitara: Stories of the land'.

Heta-Lensen, Y. (2007). Kaupapa Whanau approaches in Education Management. Paki Waitara: Stories of the land.

Heta-Lensen, Y. (2005). Ko Te Whanau Te Kupenga O Te Matauranga: The kaupapa of Whanau - An approach to mainstream educational management. Unpublished Master of Educational Management thesis, Unitec New Zealand, Tamaki Makaurau. Supervisor: