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ERIC Number: EJ1113247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
Improving Critical Thinking Skills of College Students through RMS Model for Learning Basic Concepts in Science
Muhlisin, Ahmad; Susilo, Herawati; Amin, Mohamad; Rohman, Fatchur
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v17 n1 Article 12 Jun 2016
The purposes of this study were to: 1) Examine the effect of RMS learning model towards critical thinking skills. 2) Examine the effect of different academic abilities against critical thinking skills. 3) Examine the effect of the interaction between RMS learning model and different academic abilities against critical thinking skills. The research method used was quasi experimental with 2x2 factorial pretest posttest nonequivalent group design.The critical thinking skills instrument used was essay test with the high level of reliability is 0.712. The data analysis used descriptive analysis and ANACOVA statistical analysis. The results showed that RMS learning model effectively improved students' critical thinking skills and was able to align students critical thinking skills in different academic abilities. The impact of RMS learning model is higher 55,6% than conventional model on critical thinking skills. The basic concepts of science and biology lecturer were recommended to apply RMS learning model to apply them in high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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