Outcomes Based Education: Application to BSMath Classroom Instruction
Outcomes Based Education (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 the accumulation of course credits . It is future oriented, learner centered and results oriented. This paper aimed to determine the level of implementation of outcomes based education to BSMath classroom instruction. The needs and concern of the classroom instruction on the use of OBE were also identified and an action plan was devised based on the identified needs and concern of the classroom instruction on OBE implementation. This study utilized a descriptive type of research and used a survey questionnaire which was administered to 15 faculty members in the Colleges of Science and Arts and Communication. Results showed that 5 or 33.33% were handling mathematics subjects and 10 or 66.67% were teaching general education subjects BSMath students. Results also showed that the level of implementation of OBE was moderately implemented in terms of the program’s vision, mission, goals and objectives, program outcomes and learning outcomes. The needs and concern of classroom instruction on its implementation had been identified as teacher’s professional development, impact on student learning, heavy workload in teaching, lack of classroom facility, and efficiency and time demand. On the identified needs and concern, an action plan had been formulated and it has been concluded teachers need to attend trainings and or seminars or conferences related to outcomes based education to be more equipped on the classroom application of OBE. It was also identified that there is a need to acquire classroom facilities so that classroom instruction would be more interactive and conducive to learning. Additional part time lecturer is a must to reduce the heavy workload of teachers. This research would further be beneficial to the Department of Mathematics for curriculum enhancement or revision.
Outcomes Based Education, Program Outcomes, Learning Outcomes, Curriculum
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