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. Accepted/In press

    Den seneste udvikling i Finland i forbindelse med undervisning for højt begavede

    Tirri, K. A. H., 15 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Kognition & Pædagogik. 29, 111

    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

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

    Manninen, N. H., Kuusisto, E. P. & Tirri, K. A. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Social Pedagogy.

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Latest activities

  1. Talent Development in Academia

    Kirsi Tirri (Speaker)
    11 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Creativity in Art and Science: Genius, Collaborative Processes and Networks

    Kirsi Tirri (Attendee)
    10 Dec 201811 Dec 2018

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

  3. Journal of Moral Education (Journal)

    Kirsi Tirri (Reviewer)
    25 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

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

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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

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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