Natalia Balyasnikova

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Website: Twitter ; Research Gate


 Dr. Balyasnikova explores older immigrants’ educational engagement in community-based settings. Using narrative ethnographic methods, she merges traditional ethnographic data generation with facilitation of oral, written, and multimodal storytelling. By analyzing learning that occurs at the intersection of ageing and immigration, her work suggests new pathways of community-based curriculum and educational policy in the context of changing demographics in Canada.

Scholarly Interests

Adult education; Educational gerontology; Teaching English as an additional language; Community-engaged/action research; Narrative and arts-based teaching

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education -

Courses Taught

  • Adult and Community Education (GS/EDUC 5449)
  • Apprenticeship Learning and Learning Communities (ED/EDST 3200)
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Education (GS/EDUC 5200)
  • Situated Learning and Education (ED/EDST 1100)

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