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Pauline Bishop

Senior Lecturer
School of Community Studies
Location: Building 112, Room 3002


MA Auckland, BA Auckland, DipTchg ACE., DipKgn ACE.


Pauline came to Unitec from the University of Auckland, where she lectured in the Bachelor of Teaching, Early Childhood programme for 18 months. She has had 20 years' experience in the early childhood field including Kindergarten, Childcare, Playcentre and Playgroup. She completed an MA in Education and Psychology. Her thesis focused on 'Quality in Early Childhood Education'. She brings particular skills in Music and Movement, Outdoor Education, Storytelling and Science. Pauline is interested in gender issues, optimizing brain function and special education. She is currently developing a proposal for her PhD focusing on 'Successful Teaching Teams in Early Childhood'. Pauline is passionate about capturing the teaching moment. She is concerned about diversity and how it is valued. Pauline views herself as a change agent.


Broadley, M-L., Bishop, P.B., Gibbons, A., Yu, R., Hopkins, R., Heta-Lensen, Yo., Gould, K., Matapo, J., & O'Hara-Gregan, J. (2022). Conceptualisations of teacher's hauora and wellbeing though observations and memories. The University of Auckland Education and Social Work Early Childhood Seminar Series, Online.

Bishop, P.B., Broadley, M-L., Gibbons, A., Yu, R., Gould, K., Hopkins, R., & Matapo, J. (2022). Weaving hauora and wellbeing in early childhood teacher education. Implications for ITP. ITP Research Symposium, SIT Invercargill.

Bishop, P.B., Broadley, M-L., & Gibbons, A. (2021). Navigating initial teacher education: Early childhood student teacher experiences of hauora and wellbeing during their study. PECERA, Online.

Gibbons, A., Broadley, M-L., Gould, K., Yu, R., Hopkins, R., O'Hara Gregan, J., Heta-Lensen, Y., Matapo, J., & Bishop, P.B. (2021). Senses of Hauora and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Initial Teacher Education: Report of Phase One Data. New Zealand (Vol. AUT).

Bishop, P.B., Gibbons, A., & Broadley, M-L. (2021). Resilience in Action. National ITP Research Symposium, Online.

Gibbons, A., & Bishop, P.B. (2020). Senses of hauora and well-being in early childhood initial teacher education. ITP Research Symposium, Online.

Gibbons, A., & Bishop, P.B. (2020). Senses of hauora and well-being in early childhood initial teacher education during a pandemic. Early Childhood Voices Conference 2020, Online.

Nathan, R., Wrightson, H., Bishop, P.B., Heta-Lensen, Y., Keighron, C., & Neho, K. (2019). Manaakitia te rito: Supporting Māori aspirations in education. Learning and Teaching Symposium. He Toa Takitini - Success for all students, Unitec Institute of Technology. Te Whare Wananga o Wairaka. Mt Albert, Auckland.

Bishop, P. B. (2018). Mathematics in the Environment. CECEAA Conference: Being Christian, Being Professional, Eastern Beach Auckland.

Bishop, P. B. (2018). Enabling children to go beyond the horizon - a lateral thinking workshop. Te Rito Maioha Conference, Waipuna Lodge, Auckland.

Bishop, P.B. (2016). Exploring the participation and contribution of children and teachers from diverse backgrounds in early childhood centres. 3rd Aotearoa New Zealand Childhood Studies Colloquium, Waikato University, Hamilton.

Atatai, V., & Bishop, P. B. (2015). Whakamana Samoan Gagana - upholding Samoan Language and culture. He Wai Whakariporipo: Making waves in early childhood surviving the storm, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Bishop, P. B. (2015). Multiculturalism in action: Investigating ways of responding to diverse cultures. 8th Annual Early Childhood Education - Associate Teachers' Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand.

Bethell, K., & Bishop, P.B. (2013). Special Interest Group report: Early Childhood Education. Waikato Journal of Education, TEFANZ (Vol. 18 (1)).

Ritchie, J., Smith, C., and Bishop, P. (2013). Nga tikanga a nga mokopuna. Children in Crisis, Waikato.

Bishop, P. (2013). Children in a community of learners: Encouraging respectful interactions. New Zealand Tertiary College Conference, 8th November, Greenlane, Auckland.

Bishop, P.B. (2012). Te Rangimarie. A peace curriculum for Aotearoa New Zealand: Developing a kete of strategies. ecoECnz. Education for sustainabilities in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand. (Vol. August 2, 9).

Bishop, P. B., Ritchie, J., Rau, C., Locke, C., and Mackey, G. (2012). Te Rangimarie: a peace curriculum for Aotearoa/NZ. 'Peace in Education: an early years' gift to a more peaceful future'. Teachers Refresher Course Conference, Dunedin, April 10-13, 2012.

Ritchie, Jenny, and Bishop, Pauline B. (2012). Te Rangimarie: a peace curriculum for Aotearoa/NZ Developing a kete of strategies. Associate Teachers Symposium, Unitec, Auckland, June 16.

Ritchie, J., Rau, C., and Bishop, Pauline B. (2011). Kia tau te rangimarie: A whanau-inclusive peace curriculum for early childhood settings. Teachers' Refresher Course Conference, Dunedin.

Bishop, Pauline B. (2011). Using an online community of practice to support student meta-awareness of themselves as learners and active agents in their profession, early childhood education. Unitec.

Bishop, Pauline B. (2011). How can Kaupapa Maori philosophy inform teacher at Unitec in alignment with Te noho kotahitanga: The living curriculum. Unitec.

Bishop, Pauline. B. (2010). Student agency Using an online community of practice to support student meta-awareness of themselves as learners. University of Auckland.

Bishop, Pauline B. (2010). Exploring Responsive, Reciprocal, Respectful Relationships: Positive CHILD Guidance. Barnardos KidStart Educator's Conference 7th August 2010.

Bishop, P.B. (2009). Honouring Children's voices:. Centre for equity and innovation in early childhood (CEIEC), Honoring the Child, Honoring Equity Conference, Melbourne, 19-21 November.

Bishop, Pauline B. (2009). Exploring Responsive, Recoprocal, Respectful Relationships: Positive Behaviour Guidance. Barnardos KidStart Caregiver Conference Auckland 25th July 2009.

Bishop, Pauline B. (2009). Maintaining Well Being: Honouring Children's Voices. Early Intervention Association of Aotearoa Conference: Quality Practices, New Practices 30-31 March 2009.

Bishop, Pauline B. (2007). Super nanny leave our kids alone. New Zealand Early Childhood Convention 2007 'Pakiwaitara: Stories of the land' 23-28 Sept.

Bishop, Pauline B. (2007). Honouring children's voices. Language, Education and Diversity 2nd International Conference (LED 2007).