Kaiako - Te Kohanga Reo
New Entrant teacher, Senior teacher
Lecturer, Visiting lecturer
Facilitator - Student waananga
2000-2001 - Research Assistant - Innovations Funding Project
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 completed theses/dissertations
(as Principal or Associate supervisor)
O'Leary, Hazel Aroha Abraham (2015). Leading learning for Maori students : the challenges of leadership for teaching principals in small rural primary schools
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., 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. (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).
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., 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).
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.
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 Unpublished Master of Educational Management thesis, Unitec New Zealand, Tamaki Makaurau.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: