Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(1), pp. 98 - 104
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080111
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Challenging Students' Critical Thinking Skills: Integrating Socio-critical and Problem-oriented Approach in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Learning


Yuli Rahmawati *, Risky Amalia , Setia Budi
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to develop undergraduate students' critical thinking skills using a socio-critical and problem-oriented approach to the study of nanoscience and nanotechnology (NST) materials. This study discusses the social scientific issues regarding NST that occur in society. The research was conducted with 33 participants using a qualitative research approach where interviews, observations, reflective journals, and critical thinking questions were employed as data collection. The results show students' critical thinking skills developed where they were able to identify issues, explain issues with scientific concepts, connect ideas or concepts, provide good arguments and provide conclusions based on some evidence. The students faced the challenges in developing their critical thinking skills in relation to chemistry concepts.

KEYWORDS
Socio Critical and Problem Oriented, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Critical Thinking Skills

Cite this paper
Yuli Rahmawati , Risky Amalia , Setia Budi . "Challenging Students' Critical Thinking Skills: Integrating Socio-critical and Problem-oriented Approach in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Learning." Universal Journal of Educational Research 8.1 (2020) 98 - 104. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080111.