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The correlation between metacognitive skills and the critical thinking skills of the senior high school students in biology learning through the implementation of problem based learning (PBL) in Malang, Indonesia

International Journal of Academic Research and Development
ISSN: 2455-4197, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.22
www.newresearchjournal.com/academic
Volume 1; Issue 5; May 2016; Page No. 58-63

The correlation between metacognitive skills and the critical thinking skills of the senior high school students in biology learning through the implementation of problem based learning (PBL) in Malang, Indonesia

1 Maria Novita Inya Buku, 2 Aloysius Duran Corebima, 3 Fatchur Rohman
1 Biology Education, Graduate School, State University of Malang
2, 3 Biology Department, mathematics and science Faculty, State University of Malang

Abstract

To date, there have been a number of researches investigating the correlation between students’ metacognitive skills and their learning results, as well as those investigating the correlation between metacognitive skills and critical thinking on the students’ learning results using different learning models in biology learning. However, a research specifically investigating the correlation between metacognitive skills and critical thinking skills in biology learning through the implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) has not been conducted. This research aims to uncover the correlation between metacognitive skills and critical thinking skills of senior high school students in biology learning through the implementation of problem-based learning in Malang. This research used correlational design. The population of this research was all of senior high school students class X and XI in Malang. The samples of this research were the students of class X MIA-2 of state senior high school 8 Malang consisting of 28 students, the students of class XI MIA-1 Frateran senior high school Malang consisting of 27 students, and the students of class XI MIA-2 of Frateran senior high school Malang consisting of 28 students. The results of this research showed that 1) there is a correlation between metacognitive skills and the critical thinking skills of the students of class X with the regression equation Y =1.0533X – 0.019 having a reliability value of 95.6%, 2) there is a correlation between metacognitive skills and critical thinking skills of the students of class X1 with the regression equation Y = 1.186X + 0.0062 having a reliability value of 89.2%, 3) there is a correlation between metacognitive skills and the critical thinking skills of the students of class X and X1 combined with the regression equation Y = 1.1775X – 0.0295 having a reliability value of 90.8%, 4) there is no difference in the slope and intercept of the regression lines of the correlation between metacognitive skills and critical thinking skills of the students of class X, XI, or the combination of class X and X1. All the regression lines are parallel and coincide with each other.

Keywords: metacognitive skills, critical thinking, PBL, biology learning

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