WHAT IS OBE?
Outcome-Based Education means clearly focusing and organizing everything in an educational system around what is essential for all students to be able to do successfully at the end of their learning experiences. This means starting with a clear picture of what is important for students to be able to do, then organizing the curriculum, instruction, and assessment to make sure that this learning ultimately happens.
ELEVATING THE EDUCATIONAL
LANDSCAPE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
This shift of learning paradigm is important and necessary as globalization is on the pipeline. Students are not prepared only for the acquisition of professional knowledge but they must be able to perform hands-on work and knowledge application/replication in different work settings and societies. Alongside with it, students should possess such generic (all-round) attributes like life long learning aptitude, team work attitudes, communication skills, etc. in order to face the ever-changing world/society.
WHAT SHOULD BE EXPECTED WITH OBE?
PRINCIPLES OF OBE
SOME APPLICATIONS OF
OBE IN LEARNING MATERIALS
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) required the implementation of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in Philippine universities and colleges in 2012 through CHED Memorandum Order No. 46. As a leading learning solutions provider in the Philippines, our learning materials aligned with OBE through the following features:
Transformational OBE framework course learning outcomes are linked to the program objectives and connect to objectives across other disciplines providing a continuum towards the desired end point of learning
How is Ched OBE different from Transformational OBE?
- CMO46 acknowledges that there are 2 different OBE frameworks, strong and weak
- CHED subscribes to a weak or lower case due to the realities of the Philippine Higher education
- CHED acknowledges that there are better OBE frameworks than what they implemented, which does not limit HEIs to the implementation of the weak vs the strong OBE
- Spady OBE or what is otherwise called transformational OBE is under the strong category of OBE.