Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2018)

An analysis of students Critical Thinking Skills for the Topic of Biotechnology of Senior High Schools in Labuhanbatu Utara Regency

Authors
Era Damayanti Tambunan, Martina Restutuati, Melva Silitonga
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Era Damayanti Tambunan
Available Online December 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-18.2018.19How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Critical thinking skills, biotechnology
Abstract
The aims of this study were to find out: (1) the levels of students’ critical thinking skills based on school location, gender, and indicators; and (2) the levels of students’ critical thinking accomplishments. This present study employed a descriptive research with a quantitative approach. The samples were the eleventh grade students of Science Program. All data were collected by using the instruments of critical thinking tests in the form of students’ essay tests. The data was subsequently analyzed by the descriptive statistics and Spearman Test. The results showed that: (1) the levels of students’ critical thinking skills for the topic of Biotechnology at Grade XII of Senior High Schools in Labuhanbatu Utara were moderate (70.25); (2) the levels of students’ critical thinking skills based on school location near town/urban were high (73.16), meanwhile their critical thinking skills near village/suburban were moderate (66.53); (3) the levels of critical thinking skills based on gender for male were high (71.13), meanwhile for female were moderate (69.41); (4) the levels of students’ critical thinking skills based on indicators that were included in high category were the indicators of analyzing data (75.08), evaluating (73.94), generalizing (72.49), having a similarity and difference (71.46), making opinions (71.22), while the indicators that were included in moderate category were the indicators of making a conclusion (70.58), interpreting (67.12), giving alternatives (65.79), identifying problems (64.46), and formulating problems (61.58). Finally, (5) the levels of students’ critical thinking accomplishments were good (62.12%).
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