Kirsi Tirri


Description of research and teaching


Dr. Kirsi Tirri is a Full Professor of Education and a Research Director at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and the Department of Education at the University of Helsinki. She is also a Visiting Professor at St. John’s University, New York, USA. Tirri has been the President of ECHA (European Council for High Ability) for the years 2008-2012, the President of the SIG International Studies at AERA (American Educational Research Association) for the years 2010-2013 and the President of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters for the years 2016-2017.

Her research interests include school pedagogy, moral and religious education, talent development and gifted education, teacher education and cross-cultural studies. She has published 12 monographs and numerous journal articles related to these fields. She serves in 13 Editorial Boards of educational journals. She has supervised 22 doctoral dissertations in education and theology and mentored many postdoctoral students who are now professors and researchers in education. She leads the school pedagogy research group at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. She has led the Finnish team in many national and international research projects. 


Latest publications

  1. Voices in education: immigration and teacher education

    Martin, L. E., Mulvihill, T. M., Gangone, L. M., Gasman, M., Ginsberg, A., Ladson-Billings, G., Schunk, D., Sleeter, C., Tirri, K. A. H. & Weingarten, R., 31 Jul 2018, In : Teacher Educator. 53, 3, p. 229-235 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  2. Mathematics and Science Olympiad Studies: The Outcomes of Olympiads and Contributing Factors to Talent Development of Olympians

    Campbell, J. R., Cho, S. & Tirri, K. A. H., 1 Jun 2018, In : International journal for talent development and creativity. 5, 2, p. 49-60 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Editorial: Purposeful Teaching Around the World

    Tirri, K. A. H., Moran, S. & Mariano, J., 18 Mar 2018, Purposeful Teaching Around the World. Tirri, K., Mariano, J. & Moran, S. (eds.). London: Routledge

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Latest activities

  1. EDIC+ Intensive Course Helsinki 2018

    Kirsi Anne Helena Tirri (Speaker: Keynote), Nasibeh Hedayati (Speaker: Keynote), Mikko A. Niemelä (Speaker: Keynote)
    29 Oct 20189 Nov 2018

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

  2. Growth Mindset in Learning

    Kirsi Tirri (Speaker)
    23 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Ethical challenges in inclusive education: the case of gifted students

    Kirsi Tirri (Speaker)
    19 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Excellent Leadership Award

    Kirsi Tirri (Recipient), 19 Apr 2015

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Talent Network Award

    Kirsi Tirri (Recipient), 10 May 2014

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