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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. She serves as a 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.

 

 

Keywords

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

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2008 2019

Experiencing Democratic Intercultural Citizenship: EDIC Intensive Programmes

Kuusisto, E., Moree, D. & Sillavee, R., 2019, Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship . Veugelers, W. (ed.). Leiden: Brill Sense, p. 166-183 18 p. (Moral Development and Citizenship Education; no. 15).

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

Open Access
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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

Open Access
Open Access
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How do student teachers reflect on their practice through practicum courses? A case study from Iran

Azimi, E., Kuusisto, E., Tirri, K. & Hatami, J., 27 May 2019, In : Journal of Education for Teaching. 45, 3, p. 277-289 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2010 2019

Activities 2010 2019

Research in dance education (Journal)

Elina Kuusisto (Reviewer)
18 Jul 2019

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

Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

Elina Kuusisto (Reviewer)
4 Feb 2019

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

Journal of Moral Education (Journal)

Elina Kuusisto (Reviewer)
27 Jun 2019

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

EARLI SIG 19 Symposium: Finding purpose in education – A perspective of professionals

Elina Kuusisto (Chair of organizing committee)
16 Aug 2019

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

Estonian and Finnish 4th grade students’ mindsets about intelligence

Elina Kuusisto (Speaker), Kati Aus (Speaker), Grete Arro (Speaker), Kirsi Tirri (Speaker)
12 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation