Education for students has entered a new paradigm during the co-19 pandemic in the last five months. The policy pursued by the government by establishing free learning became a new era in the world of education. Learners at the level of basic education to tertiary education need to adjust to the new situation in the learning process of the current era of independent learning. The co-19 pandemic situation invites education to conduct learning and learning activities indirectly through online-based media by utilizing the sophistication of information technology as a result of the industrial revolution 4.0. Education through online-based media provides opportunities for students to develop independently with coaching and guidance from educators and education staff at the elementary to the tertiary level. Students need the right form of education in order to be able to adjust personal conditions with the competencies needed in education of the independent learning era. Critical thinking education is one alternative for students to equip physical and psychological aspects to be able to adjust to education in the era of learning. The purpose of this study is to provide a descriptive picture of the importance of critical thinking education for students in the independent learning era. This research method uses literature study. Data sources are research articles and books relevant to the purpose of the study. Data analysis techniques using content analysis (content analysis) and research instruments in the form of a check list of research data sources that are needed. The results showed that critical thinking education for students became an important requirement in the era of independent learning. So that educators and education personnel need to provide facilities in providing critical thinking education for students.


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SAPUTRA, Randi et al. URGENSI PENDIDIKAN BERPIKIR KRITIS ERA MERDEKA BELAJAR BAGI PESERTA DIDIK. Tarbawi : Jurnal Ilmu Pendidikan, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 01, p. 111-116, july 2020. ISSN 2615-6547. Available at: <http://ejournal.iainkerinci.ac.id/index.php/tarbawi/article/view/576>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.32939/tarbawi.v16i01.576.