Improving Critical Thinking through Research Based Learning Model for Pre-Service Teacher

Fitri April Yanti, Partono Partono, Heru Kuswanto, Mundilarto Mundilarto


This study aims to improve the critical thinking skills of physics pre-service teachers at the University of Muhammadiyah Metro, Indonesia. This research is conducted through the application of syntax of research based learning model in learning. To know the effectiveness of learning model, the implementation has been done to 45 of Physics pre-service teacher in Faculty of Teacher Training and Education as the subject of research. Pretest and posttest that has been done is to obtain data 'model effectiveness' in order to improve the critical thinking skills of pre-service teachers. The results of critical thinking skills tests have been showing that the pretest average score of 31.80 increases to 70.32 and the N-gain score is 0.56 and is included in the 'Medium' category. Based on the results of research, it can be concluded that the critical thinking skills of pre-service physics teachers in the subject of basic physics electrical topics can be improved by applying research-based learning model.


Research based learning; learning model; critical thinking skill.

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