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    The Implications of Teachers’ Implicit Theories for Moral Education: A Case Study From Finland.Inkeri Rissanen, Elina Kuusisto, Eija Hanhimäki & Kirsi Tirri - 2018 - Journal of Moral Education 47 (1):63-77.
    Implicit theories concerning the malleability of human qualities are known to have a powerful impact on motivation and learning, but their role in moral education is an under-researched topic. In this qualitative case study, we examined the impact of implicit theories on four Finnish teachers’ practices of teaching morally and in teaching morality. The data include preliminary and stimulated recall interviews as well as classroom observations. Our results demonstrate the multiple ways in which teachers’ implicit beliefs are communicated to students (...)
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    Life Purposes of Iranian Secondary School Students.Nasibeh Hedayati, Elina Kuusisto, Khalil Gholami & Kirsi Tirri - 2017 - Journal of Moral Education 46 (3):283-294.
    This article examines Iranian secondary students’ life purposes. Economic and hedonistic life goals were the most valued. Relationships in terms of having a family and children were also appreciated. In the students’ views, religiousness was associated with social goals such as helping others in need and volunteering in the community. Gender differences in students’ life goals occurred only in aesthetic goals, which applied more to girls than to boys. K-Cluster analysis identified four purpose profiles: self-oriented dabblers, beyond-the-self dreamers, self-oriented life (...)
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    Peer Feedback Reflects the Mindset and Academic Motivation of Learners.Junfeng Zhang, Elina Kuusisto, Petri Nokelainen & Kirsi Tirri - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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  4. Good Teachers for Tomorrow's Schools: Purpose, Values, and Talents in Education.Elina Kuusisto, Martin Ubani, Petri Nokelainen & Auli Toom (eds.) - 2021 - Brill | Sense.
    _Good Teachers for Tomorrow’s Schools_ explores purpose of education, values in education and talents in education to map foundational, pedagogical and practical aspects of good teaching. It provides valuable research-based perspectives for scholars, teacher candidates, teacher educators and professional teachers.
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    Life Goals of Finnish Social Services Students.Niina Manninen, Elina Kuusisto & Kirsi Tirri - 2018 - Journal of Moral Education 47 (2):175-185.
    This exploratory mixed methods case study examines the life goals of Finnish social services students and whether they justify their goals with self- or other-focused reasoning. Purpose is understood as reflecting the students’ life goals that benefit not only oneself but also others. On the basis of this study, close relationships, pursuit of happiness, self-actualization and hedonistic goals described these students’ life goals. Most of the students justified their goals through self-benefits only. One-fifth of the students found purpose in familial (...)
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  6. Ethical Sensitivity of Finnish and Estonian Teachers.Rina Ronkainen, Elina Kuusisto, Eve Eisenschmidt & Kirsi Tirri - forthcoming - Journal of Moral Education:1-17.
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