The Profil of Student Critical Thinking on Science Learning

Nuriyanti Nuriyanti, T R Ramalis


Critical thinking skills are crucial proficiency and important to be owned by students to deal with challenges of 21st century. It is defined as basic skills that must be provided by everyone to develop thinking skills to be more complex. The presence of those skills made students were able to assess the truth of information, thus they can decide either approved or rejected the information. This research aimed to comprehend the profile of critical thinking skills of students on science learning in secondary school. It used descriptive method, where the instrumentations were develop based on aspects of critical thinking skills. Subject of this research was 30 students in class 8 of secondary school in Bandung chosen using purposive sampling technique. The results showed several aspects accompanied critical thinking skills which are 37.93% of question at issue (low), purpose with 32.76% (low), 18.97% of information (very low), 37.93% of concepts (low), with 22.41% of assumption (low), 18.93% points of view (very low), 35.35% of interpretation and inference (low), and 36.21% of implication and consequences (low). Therefore, it can be concluded that each aspect of critical thinking skills of students was generally stayed on poor lever, so there is important to improve the skills especially on science learning.


critical thinking skills, students, learning, science

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