Research Article
HOTS-AEP: Higher Order Thinking Skills from Elementary to Master Students in Environmental Learning

Ilmi Zajuli Ichsan, Diana Vivanti Sigit , Mieke Miarsyah, Ahmad Ali, Wiwin Pramita Arif, Trio Ageng Prayitno

APA 7th edition
Ichsan, I.Z., Sigit, D.V., Miarsyah, M., Ali, A., Arif, W.P., & Prayitno, T.A. (2019). HOTS-AEP: Higher Order Thinking Skills From Elementary To Master Students In Environmental Learning. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 935-942.

Ichsan I.Z., Sigit D.V., Miarsyah M., Ali A., Arif W.P., and Prayitno T.A. 2019 'HOTS-AEP: Higher Order Thinking Skills From Elementary To Master Students In Environmental Learning', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 935-942.
Chicago 16th edition
Ichsan Ilmi Zajuli, Sigit Diana Vivanti, Miarsyah Mieke, Ali Ahmad, Arif Wiwin Pramita, and Prayitno Trio Ageng. "HOTS-AEP: Higher Order Thinking Skills From Elementary To Master Students In Environmental Learning," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 935-942.


Environmental learning in the 21st century requires students to have Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). The purpose of this study was to measure HOTS students using Higher Order Thinking Skills Assessment based on Environmental Problem (HOTS-AEP). The research method used in this study was descriptive method with a total sample of 248 students consisting of Elementary School (ES), Junior High School (JHS), Bachelor Program (BP), and Master Program (MP). The results showed that students overall have a very low HOTS category. HOTS scores scale of 0-100 on ES (22.3) are still higher than JHS (20.2). Whereas at the university level, BP scores (19.9) are lower than MP (21.4). This showed that learning must be oriented towards increasing HOTS through various media development learning, learning materials, learning models, and strategies. This study concludes that the HOTS score of students was still very low and needs to be improved.

Keywords: Environmental learning, higher order thinking skills, HOTS-AEP, students.


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