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CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS PROFILE OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN LEARNING CHEMISTRY
Corresponding Author(s) : Miterianifa
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 8 No. 3 (2020): May
Purpose of the study: This current study aims to analyze students’ critical thinking skills in learning chemistry specifically colloidal concept.
Methodology: The research method used in this research is mixed-method by using explanatory sequential design. Data collection techniques used interviews, observation, and essay tests that have been developed based on critical thinking indicators by Ennis. This research is based on tests and interviews of students of class XI IPA in Pekanbaru. Quantitative data analysis techniques used a pre-experimental research design with one group pretest-posttest design and qualitative data analysis techniques used interviews and observation.
Main Findings: Through essay tests, the average pre-test score was 30.15 and the post-test score was 50.67. The results provide information about high school students 'critical thinking skills about the concept of colloids which are still low so that alternative learning strategies are needed to improve students' critical thinking skills in chemistry learning.
Applications of this study: The results of the research, expected to provide an overview for teachers and researchers about the condition of critical thinking skills of high school students in chemistry learning, specifically the concept of colloids.
Novelty/Originality of this study: In this research, the novelty is the development of five indicators of critical thinking skills, the results of qualitative and quantitative analysis of students' critical thinking skills on colloidal concepts.
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