Hiria McRae

Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe

Dr Hiria McRae is a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests include "Māori education, iwi based Māori student success models, science education, education for sustainability and place based education."

Biographical sources

  • http://www.victoria.ac.nz/education/about/staff/te-kura-maori/hiria-mcrae 2 December 2016


  • "Takina te Kawa—Laying the Foundation: A Research Engagement Methodology in Aotearoa New Zealand." Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2010.
  • Co-authors M. Taiwhati, R. Toia, P. Te Maro and T. McKenzie.
  • "Anywhere, Anytime - Creating a Mobile Indigenous Language Platform." Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, 2010.
  • Co-authors T. McKenzie and R. Toia.
  • "ICT Tools Supporting Teacher Practice in Language Acquisition." Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, 2010.
  • Co-authors T. McKenzie and R. Toia.
  • "Māori students experiencing success: A pilot research project. Report to the Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board, Rotorua." Te Waipounamu Focus Group Christchurch: University of Canterbury, 2010.
  • Co-authors A. Macfarlane, M. Webber and C. Cookson-Cox.
  • "Imaginary Subjects: School science, Indigenous students, and Knowledge-power relations." British Journal of Sociology Education 32.2, 2011.
  • Co-authors J. Kidman and E. Abrams.
  • "Tikanga Māori Kei Te Ao Whakaako: Māori concepts and practices supporting teacher education." Processes of Inquiry: Inservice Teacher Educators Research Their Practice. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, (2011): 133-148.
  • Co-author M. Taiwhati.
  • 'Beyond the chalk face: Language learning on the go." Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal 4.1 (2012): 11-28.
  • Co-authors T. McKenzie, and R. Toia.
  • "Commentary: Future Directions in Classroom Research with Indigenous Children." Understanding Teaching and Learning: Classroom Research Revisited. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (2012): 313-318.
  • Co-author J. Kidman.
  • "Sustaining Indigenous Student Participation in School Science." The International Journal of Science in Society 3.1 (2012): 1-12.
  • "Kia ako pai te putaiao: Issues in teaching Māori science education." Harvesting Ideas: Niu Generation Perspectives. Suva: USP Press, (2012): 206-215.
  • Ka Awatea: An iwi case study of Māori students’ success. Auckland, N.Z.: University of Auckland, 2014.
  • Co-authors A. Macfarlane, M. Webber and C. Cookson-Cox.
  • Theses

  • "Ngāti Whakaue Iho Ake – An Iwi Exploration of Science Education." Unpublished PhD. thesis. Wellington, N.Z.: Victoria University of Wellington, 2014.