Shelagh Crooks


Faculty of Arts
Philosophy

Faculty Member Information

Education

Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 1986
M.Phil., Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 1976
B.A., Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, 1975

Honours

3M National Teaching Fellow - 2013
Association of Atlantic Universities, Distinguished Teaching Award - 2009
Father Wm. A. Stewart, S.J., Medal for Excellence in Teaching - 2008
Dr. Geraldine Thomas Educational Leadership Award - 2007
University Teaching Scholar - 2006
SMU Students’ Association Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts Saint Mary's University - 2003
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - 1986
Dalhousie Graduate Fellowship Dalhousie University - 1976
University Entrance and Continuing Scholarship Saint Mary's University - 1975

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Crooks Shelagh, Soucy A.. "Course Design in Religious Studies, in Religious Studies: an Experiment in Metacogitive Education" (Spring - 2014)
Crooks S.. "The Authority Heuristic and the Ascription of Blame", Contemporary Philosophy XXVI (Spring - 2004), 22-20
Crooks S.. "Science and Metaphysics on Space", Contemporary Philosophy XXV (Spring - 2003), 26-33
Crooks S.. "Hume, Images and the Mental Object Problem", Dialogue XXXIX (Spring - 2000), 3-24
Crooks S.. "Developing the Critical Attitude", Teaching Philosophy 18 (Spring - 1995), 313-325

Presentation

Crooks Shelagh. "Creativity in the Critical Thinking Classroom", Dalhousie Teaching and Learning Conference (Spring - 2012)
Crooks Shelagh. "Creativity in the Critical Thinking Classroom", Saint Mary’s “Show and Tell” Day (Spring - 2012)
Crooks Shelagh, Soucy A.. "Learning about Learning: the Curriculum Development Project", Saint Mary’s Teaching Faculty Show and Tell (Spring - 2011)
Crooks S.. "Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Discipline -specific Perspective", Dalhousie Teaching and Learning Conference (Spring - 2006)
Crooks S., Boudreau E.. "Voices from the classroom: Students Teaching Students", Soceity for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference (Spring - 2005)
Crooks S.. "Critical Reading/Structured Writing", Dalhousie Teaching and Learning Conference (Spring - 2005)
Crooks Shelagh. "The Authority Heuristic and the Ascription of Blame", Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research (Spring - 2004)
Crooks S.. "Science and Metaphysics on Space", Institute for advanced Philosophical Research (Spring - 2003)
Crooks S.. "Hume, Images and the Mental Object Problem", Hume Society Conference (Spring - 1997)
Crooks S., Kindred S.. "Women, Violence and Self-Defense", Wake Forest Argumentation Conference (Spring - 1996)
Crooks S., Kindred S.. "Hume and Sympathetic Contagion", Canadian Philosophical association Conference and Atlantic society for 18th century studies conference (Spring - 1989)
Crooks S.. "On Turning something Over in the Mind: a New Look at Mental Imagery", Canadian Philosophical Association Conference (Spring - 1986)

Conference Proceedings

Crooks Shelagh. "Second Teachers in the Classroom", The national conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2014 - 2014)
Crooks Shelagh. "Beyond Skills to Dispositions: Transforming the Critical Thinking Classroom", Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference (2012 - 2012)
Crooks S.. "Evidence, Relevance and the Base-Rate Fallacy", Proceedings of the Third International Society for the Study of Argumentation (1995 - 1995)
Crooks S., Kindred S. "Women, Violence and Self-Defense", Violence and Human Co-Existence: Proceedings of the IInd world conference of ASEVICO (1994 - 1994)
Crooks S., Kindred S.. "Charity in Argument :A Case Study", Proceedings of the IInd Conference on Argumentation (1991 - 1991)

Other Publications

Crooks S.. "Teaching Philosophy to Children"
Canadian Philosophical Association (Spring - 2003)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Analysis and Evaluation: Making Explicit what Good Readers, Writers and Thinkers Do, Mount Allison University 2010/03 - 2010/03
Reading, Writing, Thinking Critically, Park View High, Bridgewater, NS 2010/03 - 2010/03
Thinking like a philosopher, CP Allen High School 2009/03 - 2009/03
Critical Thinking through Critical Reading and Writing, St. Thomas University 2009/03 - 2009/03