Elise Tarvainen


In her work as a teacher and an education expert over the past 25 years Elise has focused on developing schools as learning communities with collaborative operational culture and learner-centred working approaches. She has a degree in education (M.A.), and in her Ph.D. studies she focused on educational leadership specializing in school safety and student well-being. Her passion is to create learning and innovation environments that improve academic achievement and further the health and well-being of all members of the learning community. Furthermore, Elise’s robust experience on education within Finland and the GCC area has offered her a unique insight on how to create innovative, world-class learning environments by fusing the best practices from multiple education systems.


Leadership stream

26 February 2019 | 13:00 - 13:30 | English | Pedagogical Leadership as a Catalyst for School Transformation - Easy Practices

The presentation will discuss the key principles of pedagogical leadership in the light of the latest practical solutions introduced in modern Finnish schools. The presentation explores how the entire school community can have an active role in transforming learning and teaching practices for the future. Special focus will be in easy practices, and how the minor changes in physical learning environment can enhance both academic achievement, well-being and the quality of learning experiences.