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 works as a Researcher at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. She is a Docent of Education at the University of Helsinki, and 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. The implications of teachers’ implicit theories for moral education: A case study from Finland

    Rissanen, I. L. E., Kuusisto, E. P., Hanhimäki, E. & Tirri, K. A. H. 2018 In : Journal of Moral Education. 47, 1, p. 63-77 15 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Accepted/In press

    Kasvun ajattelutapa motivoi oppimaan

    Tirri, K. A. H., Kuusisto, E. P. & Laine, S. H. 3 Nov 2017 (Accepted/In press) Motivaatio ja oppiminen. Salmela-Aro, K. (ed.). 1 ed. Helsinki: PS-kustannus, Vol. 2018, (Oppiminen-sarja; vol. 2018)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Finnish and Iranian teachers’ views on their competence to teach purpose

    Kuusisto, E. P., Gholami, K. & Tirri, K. A. H. 2017 Education for purposeful teaching around the world. Tirri, K., Mariano, J. & Moran, S. (eds.). Routledge, Vol. 2018

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

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Latest activities

  1. Routledge (Publisher)

    Kuusisto, E. (Reviewer)
    4 Dec 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  2. International Journal of Children's Spirituality (Journal)

    Kuusisto, E. (Reviewer)
    22 Nov 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  3. Qualtrics-tapaaminen

    Kuusisto, E. (Chair of organizing committee)
    13 Nov 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Docent of Education

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