Blended-Problem-Based Learning: How its impact on students' critical thinking skills?


  • Marheny Lukitasari Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas PGRI Madiun, Jl. Setia Budi No. 85, Madiun, East Java, 63118
  • Indah Purnamasari Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas PGRI Madiun, Jl. Setia Budi No. 85, Madiun, East Java, 63118
  • Sri Utami Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas PGRI Madiun, Jl. Setia Budi No. 85, Madiun, East Java, 63118
  • Akhmad Sukri Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Science Education, Universitas Pendidikan Mandalika, Jl. Pemuda No.59A, Dasan Agung Baru, Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia 83125



blended learning, critical thinking skills, problem-based learning


Critical thinking skills are one of the four main competencies that must be empowered in the 21st-century learning. This study aimed to describe students' critical thinking skills through the application of blended-problem-based learning (PBL) in the Cell Biology course. The data sources of this research were 28 students who were taking Cell Biology Course in Department of Biology Education, Universitas PGRI Madiun. The research instruments used were 1) observation sheet, 2) interview guidelines, and 3) critical thinking skills test. The study was designed by applying blended-PBL on 12 topics. The data analysis was performed in descriptive qualitative. The results showed that the application of blended-PBL was able to train students to improve their critical thinking skills in term of how to answer the test given. However, further studies need to be done with a wider number of samples and material scope to get more comprehensive information.

Author Biography

Marheny Lukitasari, Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas PGRI Madiun, Jl. Setia Budi No. 85, Madiun, East Java, 63118


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