Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part F (2022)
Application of the inquiry model to improve critical thinking skills and student learning outcomes in science learning in class IV at parepei catholic elementary school
Education is an effort that is carried out or carried out regularly and systematically to mature students by providing knowledge and training various skills, inculcating the values of good life attitudes, in accordance with the purpose of education, namely the development of the potential of students to become human beings who have faith and piety. to God Almighty, noble, healthy, knowledgeable, capable, creative, independent and become a democratic and responsible citizen. The results of observations made by researchers indicate that one of the main problems in learning, especially in learning science at the Parepei Catholic Elementary School, class IV is found that the absorption capacity of students is still low. This can be seen in the learning outcomes of students which are always very worrying. Where the average value in science learning in class IV is only below 6. This is because most of the teaching and learning activities are still dominated by teachers (teacher centered) and do not provide opportunities for students to develop independently through discovery and thought processes. This research aims to :1. Improving the critical thinking skills of fourth graders at the Parepei Catholic Elementary School through the application of the Inquiry Model. 2. Improving science learning outcomes for fourth graders at the Parepei Catholic Elementary School through the application of the Inquiry Model. The methodology in this research is a type of classroom action research, the research instrument used in this research is an observation sheet on the implementation of learning with an inquiry model, an analysis sheet for critical thinking skills and a pre-test and post-test sheet. Sources of data in this study were fourth grade students at the Parepei Catholic Elementary School, which amounted to 7 students and researchers, in this case teachers. From the discussion of the results of this classroom action research, the following conclusions can be drawn: by applying the inquiry learning model in science learning, force and motion material can help teachers improve critical thinking skills and learning outcomes of Parepei Catholic Elementary School students. This can be seen from the learning outcomes that achieve learning success indicators. The inquiry learning model is one of the models that plays a very important role in the success of learning and teaching. Because according to Roestiyah (2008: 76), the purpose of the teacher using the inquiry model when teaching is: so that students are stimulated by the task, and actively seek and research the problem solving themselves. Look for resources on their own, and they learn together in groups.
How to cite this article:
Deiby Angow, Roos MS Tuerah, Jeanne M Mangangantung. Application of the inquiry model to improve critical thinking skills and student learning outcomes in science learning in class IV at parepei catholic elementary school. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(4):392-397.