IJIET 2014 Vol.4(2): 161-166 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.390

Developing Critical Thinking Skills through School Teacher Training 'Training and Development Personnel' Model and Their Determinants of Success

Slameto

Abstract—Critical thinking skills are essential skills for life, work, and function effectively in all other aspects of life. The role of teachers is now more complex than ever; A teacher is an agent of change; Associated with the development of critical thinking, the practice of teaching and learning by teachers in primary schools encourage the achievement of the necessary critical thinking skills. One factor is the lack of understanding of the teachers' teaching methods that can improve critical thinking skills. Therefore need to empower teachers. One model is 'Training and Development Personnel' Model. Purpose of this study was to test the efficiency and effectiveness of the training model and find the determinant factors of teachers' development of critical thinking. This training model was developed through three stages. The training was attended 37 elementary teachers, 17 of them are alumni of SWCU Blended Learning Program. Based on the preliminary study found that primary school teachers perceived the training they have ever attended were not efficient and not effective, have not developed critical thinking skills; After the training model implemented is proven to be efficient and effective; There are 3 models of determinant 1) knowledge elaboration, 2) participation of teachers, and 3) best image result of the critical thinking skills of teachers of SWCU blended learning program.

Index Terms—'Training and Development Personnel', efficiency and effectiveness, critical thinking, participation of teachers, knowledge elaboration, good image result.

Slameto is with Primary School Teacher Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Satya Wacana Christian University Salatiga, Indonesia (e-mail: slameto_uksw@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Slameto, "Developing Critical Thinking Skills through School Teacher Training 'Training and Development Personnel' Model and Their Determinants of Success," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 161-166, 2014.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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