Persepsi Guru Terhadap Hambatan dalam Meningkatkan High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Siswa di Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA)
High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in teaching and learning at school is a new regulation in education of Indonesia. Many teachers are still confused how to integrate HOTS in their teaching and learning activities. This study aims to to investigate teachers’ perception of constraints on improving students’ HOTS in senior high school and to find out whether there are differences in teachers’ perception of constraints based on their subject area, teaching experience, and gender. This study used survey method in descriptive quantitative approach. The questionnaire used adapted from Ozkan-Akan (2003) and distributed to 74 (seventy four) teachers of 3 (three) senior high schools located in Tabalong regency, South Kalimantan. The instrument used in this study is questionnaire. The questionnaire is used to explore the teacher-related constraints, student-related constraints, curriculum-related constraints, and external factors to classroom as constraints. Then, the data gathered are analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistic. The result of the study reveals that student-related constraints were the most agreed constraints (M=2.83) followed by teacher-related constraints (M=2.54), curriculum-related constraints (M=2.47), and external factors to classroom as constraints (M=2.42). The result also showed that there was no significant differences in teachers’ perceptions of the constraints on improving student thinking based on the subject area, teaching experience, and gender of teachers.