Ardra L. Cole

Professor and Co-director,
Centre for Arts-informed Research
Dept. Adult Education and Counselling Psychology

Ardra Cole is Professor and Co-director of the Centre for Arts-informed Research in the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Her teaching, research, and writing are in the areas of teacher education, qualitative research, particularly life history and arts-informed methods and caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease. Her most recent book, edited with Gary Knowles, is Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research, published by Sage. Correspondence is welcome:


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