Ms Bronwyn Houliston

MA (Museums and Cultural Heritage)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Bronwyn is Teacher in Charge of history and Specialist Classroom Teacher at McAuley High School. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the School of Critical Studies in Education, investigating student understanding of history as contested. Bronwyn completed her Master of Arts in 2006, exploring the exhibition of Pakeha social history at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Bronwyn is Co-chair of the Auckland History Teacher's Association and a member of the New Zealand History Teacher's Association Executive. She has faclitated workshops on developing critical thinking skills in the Social Sciences classroom, 

Research | Current

  • Historical thinking in the New Zealand classroom

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Co-Chair - Auckland History Teacher's Association

Auckland Regional Representative - New Zealand History Teacher's Association

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Houliston, B. A. (2019). A Lens of Marginalisation Pacific Learners in Aotearoa/New Zealand and their Understanding of History The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Mutch, C., Perreau, M., Houliston, B., & Tatebe, J. (2016). Teaching social studies for social justice: Social action is more than just 'doing stuff'. In M. Harcourt, A. Milligan, B. Wood (Eds.) Teaching social studies for critical, active citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 82-101). Wellington, New Zealand: NZCER Press.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Tatebe, Carol Mutch, Maria Perreau