Blended-Problem Solving with Moodle for Increasing Critical Thinking Ability of Student in X-1 Class SMA N 3 Surakarta in Academic Year of 2012/2013

Samuel Agus Triyanto, Baskoro Adi Prayitno, Riezky Maya Probosari


This study is aimed to improvestudent’s critical thinking abilityin Biology lesson of the X-1 class SMA N 3 Surakarta through the implementation of Blended-Problem Solving with moodle application. Blended-Problem Solving is a combination of learning model in the form of face-to-face and online methods (blended learning) with approach to problem solving (problem solving) based on information and communication technology (ICT). This research was a classroom action research that divided into several cycles, each cycle includes four stages: planning, action, observation, and reflection. The subject of this research was the students of X-1 class at SMA N 3 Surakarta in academic year of 2012/2013. The data was obtained through the test (essay test) and non-test (interviews and documentations). And be analyzed with descriptive analytical techniques then validated by triangulation techniques. The results showed that students critical thinking ability was increased in Pre-cycle, Cycle I, and Cycle II. Critical thinking consist of six aspects, are interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, explanation, and self-regulation. The improvement in interpretation aspect increased from 42,19% to 66,41%. Analysis aspect increased from 36,72% to 78,13%. Evaluation aspect increased from 33,59% to 78,91%. Inference aspect increased from 40,63% to 64,06%. Explanation aspect increased from 30,47% to 73,44%. Self-regulation aspect increased from 43,75% to 78,91%. The conclusion of this study explained that the implementation of Blended-Problem Solving with moodle could improve student’s critical thinking ability ofthe X-1 class at SMA N 3 Surakarta in academic year of 2012/2013.

Keywords: Blended-Problem Solving, Moodle, Critical Thingking

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