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Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 5 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 59-63

Critical Thinking Skill on Economics Subject of Students in SMA Negeri 1 Cikarang Pusat

Maha Putra, S.Pd.1, Dr. H. Hari Mulyadi, M.Si.2, Prof. Dr. H. Eeng Ahman, M.S.3
Graduate Student1 at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Lecturer2 at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Lecturer3 at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia


Critical thinking is an important aspect that must be mastered by students in every subject. By having a good critical thinking skill, students can resolve the issue appropriately. The purpose of this research was to know critical thinking skill on economics subject of students in SMA Negeri 1 Cikarang Pusat. The method used in this research is quantitative research where the data were collected by doing observation, taking test, and doing interview.  In this research, researcher chooses three classes. The result of this research showed that critical thinking skill of students in SMA Ngeri 1 Cikarang Pusat is still low category.  It was indicated with students in three classes observed got low score, less than 80. The students only got score around 40-50. Base on this research, the low category of critical thinking of students in SMA Negeri 1 Cikarang Pusat was caused by many aspects. The questions given to students were too easy with using cognitive level C1, C2, and C3 not C4 C5, and C6. Then, the method used by teachers in teaching was monoton and not interesting. From three classes which were observed, there were no students who got score 80-100. It showed that their critical thingking skill was low level. Therefore, critical thinking skill of students in SMA Negeri 1 Cikarang Pusat specifically on economics subject needed to be improved.

Key words: Critical Thinking Skill, Economics Subject, Students, SMA Negeri 1 Cikarang Pusat.

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