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The Effect Guided Inquiry to Critical Thinking Ability to Build Student Character in Geography Subject
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  Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
  doi:10.2991/icge-16.2017.71 (how to use a DOI)
Desi Nurul H., La Ode Amaluddin, Surdin Surdin
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Desi Nurul H.
publication date:
May 2017
Character, guided inquiry, critical thinking
Character is an important thing to consider in education. Characters that should be imparted to students in Indonesia contained in the standard of competence in 2013 curriculum. Teachers can build students character with using of learning models that includes character activities and critical thinking. Guided inquiry learning model can improve critical thinking and growing the students character through activities in a syntax's. The purpose of this paper discusses the effect of guided inquiry model to the critical thinking ability to build the students character in geography matter. This research using quasi-experiment with two classes (experiment class and control class), after that data is tested using independent sample t-test. The results showed that there is influence of guided inquiry model to the critical thinking ability to build the character of students in the subjects of geography with significant value 0.00. Characters that grow among others: honesty, discipline, responsibility, caring, polite, cooperative, and independent. Character reflected in the student activities for applying the guided inquiry model. These activities include: formulating problems, develop hypotheses, collect data, test the hypotheses, and draw conclusions.
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