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: email@example.com).
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.