Dr Huhana Forsyth
Director of Studies
Dr Huhana Forsyth is the Director of Studies at ATMC NZ and responsible for overseeing the programs and the student journey.
Huhana has a strong teaching background having worked as a senior lecturer at AUT University for 15 years where she taught Mātauranga Māori subjects. Huhana also has a background in adult and tertiary teaching pedagogy ad course design, and served four years on the University programme’s application and review panel. Huhana’s has taught philosophy, sociology and anthropology for the ATMC NZ Bachelor programmes.
Huhana has a Masters of Education and her thesis focused on developing the Māori concept of Āta as a base for best practice in teaching. Huhana’s PhD was grounded in cross-cultural anthropology. She believes teaching is a relational experience and that the learner should be central to what takes place in any classroom.
When she is not working, Huhana enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
Huhana’s publications include:
- Āta; A philosophy for relational teaching. In New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies
- Āta: An Indigenous Knowledge Based Approach to Teaching. Universal Journal of Education Research
- An Identity as Pākehā. Alternative.
Huhana sits on Horizon Publishing’s editorial panel and is a reviewer for the Universal Journal of Education Research.