Applying the Six Thinking Hats Method to Improve StudentScience Learning Outcomes in Elementary Schools

  • Tika Puspita Widya Rini


The essence of science learning is obtaining complex information that is not just facts and concepts, but also a process of discovery, channeling creative ideas, and concluding until making a decision. In the learning process,the right methodsto cover it areusing the six thinking hats method. However, little is known about the success of the adoption of six thinking hats methods. This research aimed to determinethe percentage of; (1) The improvement of students learning outcomes; and (2)The improvement of student activity inscience teaching on Energy and Simple Aircraft by using the six thinking hats method at fifth grade in Elementary School. This article explains how the six thinking hats method could improve student learning outcomes and student activity in elementary school. This paper also illustrates how these methods can be implemented by elementary school teachers located in the village with many limited facilities. The method used in this research is classroom action research with two cycles consisting of four steps: planning, acting, observation, and reflecting. This research was a student in fifth grade in Elementary School, consisting of 30 students. The instrument was applied to collect students' learning outcomes by using tests and collecting data on students' activity using an observation sheet. The result showed that: 1) improved learning outcomes in two cycles classically by 36,66%; 2) enhanced student activity for every group by 7,24% in two processes.