Elina Kuusisto


    Research areas

  • 516 Educational sciences - School pedagogy, Moral education, Purpose in life, Teacher education, Talent development, Cross-cultural studies
  • 614 Theology - Religious education

Description of research and teaching

Dr. Elina Kuusisto holds a Title of Docent at the University of Helsinki. She works as an Associate Professor at the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands and as a Senior Researcher at the University of Tallinn, Estonia. She serves as a Co-coordinator of EARLI SIG 19 Religious and Spiritual Education.

Currently she is studying school pedagogy, more particularly moral and religious education, teachers’ moral competence, purposeful teaching, and talent development. Her purpose in life is to support one’s search for purpose and meaning through research and teaching.




Latest publications

  1. Finnish social services students' perceptions of purpose and helping unknown others

    Manninen, N. H., Kuusisto, E. P. & Tirri, K. A. H., 22 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Social Pedagogy. 8, 1, p. 1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. In search of a growth mindset pedagogy: A case study of one teacher’s classroom practices in a Finnish elementary school

    Rissanen, I., Kuusisto, E., Tuominen, M. & Tirri, K., Jan 2019, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 77, p. 204-213 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Accepted/In press

    Mindsets and Failure: Neural Differences in Reactions to Mistakes among 2nd Grade Finnish Girls

    Puusepp, I., Tammi, T. L. S., Huotilainen, M. J., Kujala, T. M., Kuusisto, E. P., Laine, S. H. & Tirri, K. A. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Behavioral Neuroscience. Palermo, S. (ed.). London: IntechOpen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

    Elina Kuusisto (Reviewer)
    4 Feb 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Kohti kasvun ajattelutavan pedagogiikkaa: Tapaustutkimus ensimmäisen luokan luokanopettajan pedagogisesta ajattelusta ja käytänteistä

    Inkeri Leea Elina Rissanen (Speaker), Elina Kuusisto (Speaker), Moona Mimosa Tuominen (Speaker), Kirsi Anne Helena Tirri (Speaker)
    16 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Finnish social services students’ purpose & learning in service

    Niina H Manninen (Speaker), Elina Kuusisto (Speaker), Kirsi Anne Helena Tirri (Speaker)
    9 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Docent of Education

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