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?

ACTIVE LEARNERS

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

CRITICAL THINKING

KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION

LEARNER-CENTERED

LEARNING PROGRAMS

PRINCIPLES OF OBE

Clarity of focus of significance

Expanded opportunity for students to succeed

High expectations for quality performance

Design down from where you want to end up

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:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Statements that describe what learners/students are expected to develop by the time they finish a particular chapter. This may include the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective aspects of learning.

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS

This section covers ideas, activities, and strategies that are related to the topic and will help the instructor in achieving the Learning Objectives.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

This section shows the different topics/subtopics found in each chapter of the textbook.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

This section contains end-of-chapter questions that will require students to use their critical thinking skills to analyze the factual knowledge of the content and its application to actual human experiences.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES

This includes activities that are flexible in nature. This may include classroom/field/research activities, simulation exercises, and actual experiences in real-life situations.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Objective type of tests may include any of the following:

- Identification
- True or False
- Fill in the blank
- Matching type
- Multiple Choice
- Answer Keys*
- Answers to the test questions*
- Assessment for Learning*

This may include rubrics that will describe and evaluate the level of performance/expected outcomes of the learners.

WHAT IS
TRANSFORMATIONAL OBE?

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.
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