Explorative learning (Model of HOTL-DI Type B) about the pottery production
Nadya A Tambaani, Christophil S Medellu, Patricia M Silangen
This article describes a summary of the results of explorative learning using the model: Higher Order Thinking Learning in Democratic Interaction (HOTL-DI) type B, regarding the pottery production. There are three stages of exploration activities. The first stage is the exploration of objects, concepts and physical processes by the research team as a reference to facilitate students in learning activities. The second stage is exploration by 5th semester students (trial group). The third stage is exploration by 3rd semester students (target group). The results showed that students experienced difficulties at each step at the beginning of the exploration process. This difficulty is caused by a lack of experience in exploring physics concepts and processes in the environment utilizing local wisdom. The ability to explore utilizing local wisdom continues to increase at each meeting.