Effectiveness of learning kit with guided inquiry model on cell metabolism topic to improve students' critical thinking skills

Siti Hartiyanti Hadju *, Frida Maryati Yusuf and Hartono D. Mamu

Universitas Negeri Gorontalo, Gorontalo, Indonesia.
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 1978–1984
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1811
Publication history: 
Received on 05 May 2024; revised on 13 June 2024; accepted on 16 June 2024
This study aims to produce a learning kit with a guided inquiry model on cell metabolism topic that effectively improves students' critical thinking skills. This research is developmental research using the Dick & Carey developmental model. The learning kit includes Learning Implementation Plans (RPP), Learner Worksheets (LKPD), and critical thinking test instruments. The research was conducted at MAN Insan Cendekia Gorontalo and MAS Muhammadiyah Kabila with a sample of students of Class XII in the academic year 2023-2024. Indicators of the effectiveness of the learning kit in this study were reviewed from the aspect of students' responses to the learning process conducted and the results of students' critical thinking tests. The results showed that the learning kit could improve students' critical thinking skills. The effectiveness aspect based on the student response questionnaire is in the excellent category. The critical thinking test results in the small group test increased by 41% with an N-Gain value of 0.61 (moderate). In the field test at MAN Insan Cendekia Gorontalo, there was an increase of 32% with an N-gain of 0.54 (moderate) and at MA Muhammadiyah Kabila, there was an increase of 31% with an N-gain of 0.36 (moderate category).
Learning Kit; Guided Inquiry; Critical Thinking Skills; Cell Metabolism
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