OBE is an approach to education in which decisions about the curriculum are driven by the learning outcomes that students should display at the end of the course.
These decisions include curriculum content, educational strategies, student selection and assessment. OBE is education based on producing particular educational outcomes that:
- focuses on what students can actually do after they are taught;
- expect all learners/students to successfully achieve particular (sometimes minimum) level of knowledge and abilities.
OBE is a process that involves the restructuring of curriculum, assessment and reporting practices in education to reflect the achievement of high order learning and mastery rather than accumulation of course credits.
Amongst Expected Changes:
- Curriculum Restructuring/Revision
- Innovative/Flexible Delivery Method
- Variety of Assessment & Evaluation Methods
- Collection of Evidences
Basic Foundations of OBE
- All students can learn and succeed, but not all in the same time or in the same way.
- Successful learning promotes even more successful learning.
- Schools (and teachers) control the conditions that determine whether or not students are successful at school learning.
Requisites of OBE
- What the students learn must be clearly identified.
- The student’s progress is based on demonstrated achievement.
- Multiple instructional and assessment strategies need to be available to meet the needs of each student.
- Adequate time and assistance need to be provided so that each student can reach the maximum potential.