Susie Kung

Academic Lead and Senior Lecturer

Staff profile

Susie Kung - ECE lecturer

Susie Kung


Academic Lead

Senior Lecturer

Teaching areas

Early childhood education


Susie Kung has been in education since 1980 and in teacher education for over 18 years. She responded to the call to teach at MIT in 2006 and has substantial experience in the field both in Malaysia and New Zealand.

She teaches across the Bachelor of Education and the Diploma in Early Childhood and Care programmes. Her passion for teacher education includes teacher identity, teaching philosophies, human development theories, teaching for social justice, nurturing reflective, critical thinking and preparing student teachers for a fast-changing, diverse world. She has a special interest in appreciative inquiry as a research methodology, effective teaching-learning spaces and a reconsideration of teacher education as a holistic endeavour.

Why I love MIT

I enjoy working at MIT because it is a values-driven organisation. Its core values of excellence, connectedness and 'we are real', underscore our collective strength-based, relational and authentic approach to all that we do.

I appreciate the strong community spirit rowing our waka in one direction.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he tao takitini.

My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective.