Asri Widowati
Syiah Kuala University

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Improvement of students’ critical thinking skills through problem based learning with mind map Asri Widowati; Purwanti Widhy Hastuti; Widodo Setiyo Wibowo
Biologi Edukasi: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi Vol 9, No 1 (2017): Biologi Edukasi: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi
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This research aims to improve students' critical thinking skills through the implementation of Problem Based Learning (PBL) with mind map on subjects IPA 3. This research is a classroom action research, consist of stages: Planning, Implementation, Observation and Reflection. The topics are: Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the first cycle, Living Thing and Non Living Thing Component in the second cycle, and the Electric Energy Crisis in the third cycle. Instruments used are questions and observation sheets critical thinking and observation sheets of implementation of PBL model with mind map. The results showed the implementation of syntax PBL models with mind map has been good, and the average test results show an increase and most of students achieve very good in critical thinking. Thus, it can be concluded that the application of PBL models with mind map managed to improve students' critical thinking.
Profile of Inquiry Ability of Yogyakarta Junior High School Student in Biology Science Learning Asri Widowati; Sukarni Hidayati
Biologi Edukasi: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi Vol 10, No 2 (2018): Biologi Edukasi: Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi
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Inquiry in science-Biology learning is very important for junior high school students because by inquiry, science learning can be oriented to processes and products. This study aims to: determine the achievement of the ability of  junior high school students in learning science-biology. This study uses descriptive research method to describe the inquiring ability of students based on the actual condition during research. The research subjects were junior high school students of class VII and VIII. The research instrument used was a test to measure the ability of individuals, the observation sheet in order to measure the inquiring ability of students, and a questionnaire as supporting data. Data were analyzed descriptively. The results of the study shown the achievement of students' abilities in general for each inquiring aspect of the students which is still in a fairly good category. Most students ( 60%) have the ability to record the observations result and the ability to make questions well. The achievement of students’ inquiring ability have not been optimum because the teacher experiences obstacles, as follow: giving treatment to emerge symptoms, finding specific symptoms of objects, finding problems, formulating problems, finding relationships among natural phenomena, tracking answers to problems based on observed symptoms, organizing data, analyzig data, interpreting data, finding and formulating problems to be applied in learning, and designing inquiry learning strategies.