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Dr. Elina Kuusisto

Elina Kuusisto

Universitair hoofddocent Educatie
Associate professor of education


(+31) 30 2390145

English biography

Dr Elina Kuusisto works as an Associate Professor at the University of Humanistic Studies. She defended her doctoral thesis in 2011 at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland. She did her postdoctoral studies at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki. In 2016 she worked as a visiting professor at the University of Vienna, Austria, and since June 2018 she has been appointed as a Researcher at the School of Educational Studies, University of Tallinn, Estonia. Dr Kuusisto holds a Title of Docent at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is experienced in empirical studies and she masters both qualitative and quantitative methods.


School pedagogy and teacher education
-Purpose in life and purposeful teaching
-Moral education and moral sensitivities
-Implicit beliefs about learning (fixed and growth mindset)


Humanisme en Educatie (Master)
Morele opvoeding en burgerschapsvorming (Master)
Master these begeleiding

Ancillary activities

Coordinator of EARLI SIG 19 Religions and Worldviews in Education