The Indonesian curriculum is made so that students are able to compete at an international level. However, according to data from several survey institutions, Indonesian education is far behind compared to other countries. It is because the learning pattern is still carried out using the lower thinking skill (LOTS) model. There needs to be a change in the LOTS learning model to become learning based on high-order thinking skills (HOTS). Because of this, this study aims to examine the learning of Islam based on higher-order thinking in senior high schools in the city of Palu. This study uses a qualitative method. Data was collected through direct observation, in-depth interviews, and analysis of written documents in the form of student report cards. Interviews were conducted with school principals, Islamic religious education teachers, and several students. The results of the study show that HOTS-based learning plans in the subject of Islamic Religious Education are prepared based on basic competencies. Indicators of achieving student competence include learning objectives, learning steps based on learning models, and students’ cognitive and affective changes. The core learning activities are carried out with a scientific approach, character strengthening, and reflection activities both individually and in groups. Then the implementation of HOTS-based learning also consists of preliminary activities, core activities which include Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration), and closing activities. Meanwhile, HOTS-based learning evaluation is carried out with the criteria of measuring students’ high-level thinking skills based on contextual problems.
Citation: Ramang R., (2022) Higher-Order Thinking Skill-Based Learning in Islamic Religious Education Subject, British Journal of Education, Vol.11, Issue 1, 1-12
Keywords: HOTS, Higher order thinking skill, Islamic religious education, Learning
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