The Profile of 21st Century Learning: Enhancing critical thinking and problem solving skills at Senior High School
- 10.2991/aes-18.2019.7How to use a DOI?
- 21st century learning; critical thinking skills; problem solving skills
The concept of 21st Century Learning is to make graduates having competencies in mastering the skill of thinking, complex communication and solving a problem which is very important according to the current global dynamics need. The 21st Century Learning is a new paradigm of learning being applied in Indonesia. This method has been adopted by several countries in the world such as Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the U.S. Based on several observations, the application of the 21st Century Learning in Indonesia especially Surakarta still has to be enhanced. Therefore, the objective of this research was to analyze the implementation and assessment of 21st century learning which had been done by Physics teachers of the senior high school in Surakarta. The subjects were 13 Physics teachers from 7 senior high school in Surakarta. The techniques of collecting data were interview, documentation and using a questionnaire. This research used concurrent triangulation strategy and descriptive analysis method. The implementation of the learning process and assessment of critical thinking and problem solving skills towards students in senior high school had attempted to build critical thinking and problem solving skill through various activities such as discussion, doing some experiment, observation through many literatures and having an oral presentation. However, the assessment instruments which had been used had not reflected the efforts to assess critical thinking and problem solving skill, so that they had not described these abilities. The assessment of thinking skills was limited to students’ cognitive abilities, that was proved by the results of exam questions documentation where each item was at the level of C3 Blooms’ Taxonomy in majority. The implementation and assessment of critical thinking and problem solving skills require the precise instruments in order to measure a students’ ability. Teachers need some training to develop critical thinking and problem solving instruments.
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TY - CONF AU - Marsha Putri Kun Uminingtyas AU - Sukarmin Sukarmin AU - Risa Suryana PY - 2019/04 DA - 2019/04 TI - The Profile of 21st Century Learning: Enhancing critical thinking and problem solving skills at Senior High School BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Education Symposium (AES 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 24 EP - 30 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aes-18.2019.7 DO - 10.2991/aes-18.2019.7 ID - Uminingtyas2019/04 ER -