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critical and creative thinking skill management information system course problem based learning

Problem-Based Learning Strategy: Its Impact on Students’ Critical and Creative Thinking Skills

Kardoyo , Ahmad Nurkhin , Muhsin , Hengky Pramusinto

The ability to think critically and creatively is essential for students to be able to face the challenges of the industrial revolution 4.0. Lectures .

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The ability to think critically and creatively is essential for students to be able to face the challenges of the industrial revolution 4.0. Lectures must be designed to enhance students’ critical and creative thinking skills. This study aims to examine the implementation of problem-based learning in learning management information systems courses to improve students critical and creative thinking skills. The research design carried out was classroom action research. The subject in this study was students of Economics Education, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Semarang. The research was conducted in April-May 2019. The procedure for implementing class action research are two cycles (plan, action, observation, and reflection). The research data was taken by observation and interview methods. The data analysis method used is descriptive quantitative and qualitative methods. The results showed that two class action research cycles were well implemented. The application of the problem-based learning method can improve students’ critical and creative thinking skills. Students are able to solve a given case by doing the right analysis and being able to provide alternative solutions. Students consider the learning process to be more exciting and challenging. Students can express their opinions well in front of the class. The implication of this research is that lecturers can apply PBL with various combinations of learning strategies to improve students' critical and creative thinking skills.

Keywords: Critical and creative thinking skill, management information system course, problem-based learning.

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