Abstract—High quality online learning continued to be
pursued to provide good mastery of concept and to encourage
student activities to learn. One way to achieve this is by
providing exercises of type Higher Order Thinking skills (HOTs)
for students. This research was conducted on grade IX students
at a private school in Bekasi on magnetism subject. The type of
this research is Quasi-Experimental research with
Pretest-Posttest Only Control Group Design. The dependent
variables in this research are mastery of concepts and students’
learning activities. F-test and t-test were used to obtain
conclusions on the effect of HOTs type questions on the
dependent variables. The students were divided into two groups,
which are control and experimental group. Control group was
given non-HOTs type exercises, while experimental group was
given HOTs type exercises. The results from the data analysis
show that the mastery of concepts and learning activities from
the experimental group were higher compared to the control
Index Terms—Concept mastery, higher order thinking skills, online learning, student activity
S. Lukas, P. Yugopuspito, and D. Krisnadi are with the Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia.
A. H. S. Sumiyanto is with Physics Department, Global Prestasi School, Indonesia.
*Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org (S.L.)
Cite: Samuel Lukas*, Pujianto Yugopuspito, Dion Krisnadi, and Andreas H. S. Sumiyanto, "Improving Student’s Mastering of Concepts and Activity Using Higher Order Thinking Skills Exercises," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 510-515, 2023.Copyright © 2023 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).