Explorative learning (Model HOTL-DI Type A) about the phenomenon of rainwater falling from the roof
Welny M Ngoryanto, Christophil S Medellu, Patricia M Silangen
This article describes the results of explorative learning using the model: Higher Order Thinking Learning in Democratic Interaction (HOTL-DI) type A, regarding the phenomenon of rainwater falling from the roof onto the ground. Exploration activities are carried out in three stages. The first stage is the exploration of objects, concepts and scientific processes by the research team as a reference to facilitate learning activities for students. The second stage is exploration by semester 3 students (trial group). Stage III exploration activities for 1st semester students (target group). The results showed that at the beginning of the exploration process students experienced difficulties at each exploration step. This difficulty is caused by the lack of experience in exploring physical concepts and processes about natural phenomena. This difficulty shows that the mastery of physical concepts and processes is still lacking and not comprehensive, so that students find it difficult to formulate a network of concepts and physics processes. The ability to explore phenomena continues to increase at each meeting, so that it has the potential for the development of higher-order thinking ways to integrate experiences about the context in the environment with classroom learning.