Learning and Teaching

Artful Narratives of Transformation


  • Kathy Mantas Nipissing University
  • Carole Roy St. Francis Xavier University


Learning and Teaching: Artful Narratives of Transformation, a special issue of the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, features ten articles, field notes, a book review, and a virtual art exhibition–a first for this journal–meant to complement and extend discussions on the theme of learning, teaching and transformation. More specifically, this issue brings together creative essays from diverse perspectives and disciplines, using multiple artful forms, to illustrate transformation in both formal and informal learning and teaching contexts. This collection contributes to the ongoing discussions on alternative and emergent approaches to transformative learning–a theoretical framework that continues to be crucial in adult education. As well, it invites us to consider the power of reflective, narrative, creative, and artful processes to give form to, communicate, and transform our complex, multi-layered, and colourful professional and personal (as well as collective) experiences of teaching and learning.

Author Biographies

Kathy Mantas, Nipissing University

Associate Professor
Schulich School of Education

Carole Roy, St. Francis Xavier University

Department of Adult Education




How to Cite

Mantas, K., & Roy, C. (2020). Learning and Teaching : Artful Narratives of Transformation . Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 32(2), i-v. Retrieved from https://cjsae.library.dal.ca/index.php/cjsae/article/view/5596