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International Journal of Education and Practice

December 2014, Volume 2, 12, pp 275-288

Development of Competence Balance-Oriented Integrative Thematic Learning Tools to Foster Critical Thinking Skill and Positive Character of Elementary School Students

Waspodo Tjipto Subroto


Nasution .


Wahyu Sukartiningsih

Waspodo Tjipto Subroto 1 Nasution . 1 Wahyu Sukartiningsih 1 

  1. Postgraduate of Elementary Education, State University of Surabaya, Indonesia 1

Pages: 275-288

DOI: 10.18488/journal.61/2014.2.12/

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The balance of critical thinking ability and positive character traits in children is a major base in the growing potential for children to be fully Indonesian people as expected in the national education goals. To meet the needs of learning orientation necessary to balance competence, which in turn is expected to foster critical thinking ability and positive character of elementary school students.The purposes of this study were : (a) developing a competency balance oriented integrative thematic learning to foster critical thinking ability and positive character of students, (b) develop learning tools in Elementary School to foster critical thinking ability and positive attitudes of elementary school students The results of this study have been developed : (1) thematic integrative learning tools in Elementary Schools to empower positive behavior and thinking ability students through research involving students, consisting of syllabus, and learning plan, (2) a material description, student worksheet, media , and thematic learning assessment tools in elementary school.

Contribution/ Originality
This study originates new formula to increase quality of learning model in elementary school, for  development critical thinking and positive character with balances of student.  This model learning can be increase care and activities of student in the classroom.



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All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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