Professor Sheila Cook is the Coordinator of and an Instructor in the Egerton Ryerson Stream of the Vic One Program at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. In the Ryerson stream, she teaches the VIC 151Y course which focuses on the theories, practices and experiences of teaching, dealing with the personal in teaching and creating a professional identity, relationships, and community. Professor Cook has previously taught French and ESL in the public school system. She also holds the position of Professor and Director of the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) at Victoria College. Her teaching and research interests focus on teacher-student relationships, and the role of empathy in teaching. Professor Cook's latest research examined the development of a professional identity in Year Three and Four Teacher Candidates undertaking an Internship in Beijing, China.
Luther, M., Gamlin, P., Cook, S., Wagner, G., (Eds.). Transforming Lives: Authentic Living and Learning. North York: Captus Press, 2007.
Understanding Empathy [microform]: Inner Language in Second Language Teaching (University of Toronto, 2003)
"The Meaning of Empathy" in Transforming Lives: Authentic Living and Learning. Luther, Gamlin, Cook, Wagner (Eds.). North York: Captus Press, 2007
"Within Civil Society, Social Movements Begin With Personal Authenticity" with Peter Gamlin in Transforming Lives: Authentic Living and Learning. Luther, Gamlin, Cook, Wagner (Eds.). North York, Captus Press, 2007.
"Discursiveness in Communities of Learners" Peter Gamlin, Sheila Cook in Exploring Human Potential, Gamlin, Luther, Wagner (Eds.). North York, Captus Press, 2001
"Teacher Burnout: empathy as the antidote" David Hunt, Sheila Cook in Orbit Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2001
"Understanding Empathy: Inner language in second language teaching/learning and relationships." Paper presented at The Holistic Learning Conference, OISE/UT, Oct. 2001
"Within Civil Society Social Movements begin With Authenticity" Peter Gamlin, Sheila Cook. Paper presented at The Social Movement Learning Conference, OISE/UT, March 2001
"Learning Through Discourse" Peter Gamlin, Sheila Cook. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education Conference, Ottawa, May, 1998.