Kirsi Tirri

University of Helsinki

Dr. Kirsi Tirri is a Professor of Education and Research Director at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and Department of Education at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is also a visiting Professor at St. John’s University, New York, USA and University of Tallinn in Estonia. She has published widely in international educational journals and books on teacher education, moral education and talent development. She also serves on the Editorial Boards of 13 educational journals. You can read more of her work at: http://www.helsinki.fi/~ktirri

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This book takes a holistic approach to pedagogy and argues that the purpose of education is to educate the student's whole personality including cognitive, social, and moral domains. The four sections and twelve chapters address the current pedagogical challenges in basic and higher education in international contexts. The authors describe the principles and practices through which meaningful education is promoted and enhanced in a variety of ways. The challenges educators face in their profession as well as ways to overcome them are elaborated on both theoretically and empirically. The book allows both researchers, teachers, and educational policy makers to reflect on current developments, challenges, and areas of development in educational institutions when aiming to support student growth and learning.

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