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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Students’ Critical Thinking Depends On Their Cognitive Style

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AUTHOR(S)

Muhammad Noor Kholid, Paras Sukma Hamida, Lingga Nico Pradana, Swasti Maharani

 

KEYWORDS

questions, critical thinking, independent fields, dependent fields.

 

ABSTRACT

Problem solving in mathematics is something that can not be separated from the ability to think critically. Whereas critical can be influenced by cognitive style. This study describes the students' critical thinking character in mathematics problem solving in terms of cognitive style. Data was collected using test techniques, observation notes, interviews, and video recordings. Subjects included were 7th grade students of MTs Agung Alim Blado Indonesia. The number of subjects was 4 students, consisting of 2 students with Field Independent cognitive style (FI) and 2 students with Field Dependent (FD) cognitive style. The results showed differences in critical thinking skills between FI subjects and FD subjects. Subjects FI fullfil all of the critical thinking aspects such as interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, explanation, and self regulation. Subjects FD only fulfill a number of indicators in critical thinking aspects.

 

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