The Implementation of Curriculum Thematic Learning in Developing Critical Thinking Ability of Elementary School Students
Siti Aisah1, As’ari Djohar2, Rusman3

1Siti Aisah, His Department Name, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia.
2As’ari Djohar, His Department Name, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia.
3Rusman, His Department Name, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 17 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 11 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 July 2019 | PP: 837-841 | Volume-8 Issue-1C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A11430581C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Creative and critical thinking are two very basic human abilities because these two abilities can encourage someone to always look at every problem critically and try to find answers creatively. In the application of the teaching and learning process is less encouraging on achieving critical thinking skills. Two factors that cause critical thinking do not develop during education is a curriculum that is generally designed with broad material targets and the teacher’s lack of understanding of teaching methods that can improve critical thinking skills. The Discovery Learning model in thematic learning is considered appropriate by researchers as an effective learning model to facilitate critical thinking development of students in elementary schools. So that the teacher’s involvement in integrating learning material can guide students to find the concept or principle that demands mastery of competence from the material studied but the practice is still lacking in implementing the 2013 curriculum. Which is in this case researchers want to look up research on the evaluation of the implementation of thematic curriculum 2013 learning for critical thinking development of elementary school students.
Keywords: Critical Thinking; Discovery Learning; Creative Thinking.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems