The Improvement of Critical Thinking Ability and the Learning Independence of SDN 067240 Students Medan Tembung through Problem Based On Learning Model at Civics Education 2016/2017 (Published)
The implementation of conventional learning process is only centered on the teacher; the students ‘learning outcomes are limited, the students’ opportunity to find their own knowledge is very low because the conventional learning model in Civics that takes place is only transferring the knowledge from the teacher to the student. This is what causes the students to have less active role in the learning process. The situation is also experienced by the students in SDN 067240 Medan Tembung based on the observations made by the researcher and the interview with one of the fourth grade teachers that most students in the school tend to learn depending on the teacher. it can be concluded that the learning strategy of Problem Based Learning is successful in improving the students’ Critical Thinking Ability on the subject of Civics in Primary School of 067240 Medan City. There is an increase in the students’ Independence Learning by using Problem-Based Learning Model rather than the Students who learned by Conventional Learning. Thus, it can be concluded that the learning strategy of Problem Based Learning is successful in increasing the students’ Independence Learning on the subject of Civics in Primary School of 067240 Medan City.