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Mark Battersby

Mark Battersby is a professor emeritus at Capilano University. He has written and presented extensively on critical thinking, informal logic, and learning outcomes and is the co-author, along with Sharon Bailin, of the critical thinking text, Reason in the Balance: An Inquiry Approach to Critical Thinking. Battersby has taught critical thinking at Capilano University, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and Stanford University. He is the founder of the British Columbia Association for Critical Thinking Research and Instruction. He also led a provincial curriculum reform project on learning outcomes. He and Bailin also collaborated on CRITHINKEDU, a major European project to infuse critical thinking into higher education. In addition to informal logic and argumentation theory, Battersby's work also focuses on critical thinking about statistics, about science, and about political and environmental issues. The second edition of his book on critical thinking about statistical and scientific information, Is That a Fact? A Field Guide to Statistical and Scientific Information, was published in 2016.