STUDENTS’ STAGES IN OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS IN THEIR USE OF CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN THEIR PRESENTATION
In digital learning era, many lecturers promote students’ critical thinking skills by using some strategies. One of the technique used is presentation, where the lecturer challenge the student to present the material by presenting in front of their friend, due to Covid-19, all of the presentation uploaded to their youtube channel so that everyone could see their willingness in presenting the material. The students had their barriers in their use of critical thinking skills in their presentation. Therefore, the study aimed to explain how their stages used in overcoming their barriers in their use of critical thinking skills in their presentation. This study was qualitative case study. The instruments used list of open-ended questionnaire and structured-interview questions. In the findings we revealed three main stages that can be used to overcome the barriers. Those are: 1) Developing students’ strength through training themselves to get used to doing presentations, dealing with the situation, nervousness, welcoming the problems, organizing the preparation, summarizing some important points and phrases to make the audience understand what the speakers’ said, those all as the proper stages that made students build their strength to use critical thinking skills in their presentation, 2) organizing students’ responsibility, the students learn to receive joy from the process, rather than concentrate on the result. 3) analyzing and evaluating students’ thinking related to the fear of criticism, students must learn to differentiate between criticism directed at them and criticism of a particular learning process.