IPSEF Speakers

Elise Tarvainen

Director, Global Operations, EduCluster Finland

Elise Tarvainen leads international partnerships, manages school design and quality assurance processes, and co-creates educational transformative processes globally.She is qualified as a Finnish teacher and principal, with Ph.D. studies in educational leadership and administration. Elise has been deeply involved in school-based development processes related to the implementation of the Finnish National Core Curriculum. Her focus has been on developing learner-centred school communities and school operational culture through student-centred teaching and learning methods. She also has expertise in working with outreach between school, working life and regional administration, with special focus on promoting students’ participation in the society and preventing dropout.Having worked on short-term assignments across the world, she has recently been deeply engaged with leading long-term programmes in the Middle East such as in Abu Dhabi and Qatar. She is currently Director of Global Operations at EduCluster Finland, University of Jyvaskyla Group.