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Background and Objective:
Critical thinking is a 21st-century skill, so students must think critically in facing global competition. This is a challenge for higher education, including shipping colleges. Critical thinking requires a person to think rationally and logically in making decisions. Critical thinking skills are a process of Interpretation, analysis, inference, and evaluation. Therefore, students need to be trained to have essential by relating the material being studied to contextual problems. Contextual problems are problems related to students' daily life, namely the shipping field.
This research is descriptive research with a quantitative approach. Semester I students for the 2022/2023 academic year Ship Operations Engineering Technology Study Program, totaling 21 students as subjects in this study. The data collection method used a critical thinking skills test, and the questions tested were declared valid with rxy = 0.871 > rtable = 0.413. In comparison, the data analysis technique uses percentages.
The research results are the results of measuring students' critical thinking skills in solving spherical triangle contextual problems. Students' skills in Interpretation are known to be shallow, with a percentage of 42.85%. On the analysis indicators, it is also in the low category, with a rate of 50.59%. In comparison, the evaluation and inference indicators are high, with the respective percentages being 75.79% and 80.15%.