OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION
What is outcome based education & training?
The initial principle of OBET is that we should describe education and training programs in terms of measurable exit outcomes we want learners to attain. In HET (and other workplace orientated educational sectors) these outcomes would derive from:
o Entry level professional expectations (specific knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for entry level into the world of work)
o The Critical Cross Field Outcomes (the general knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for entry level into the world of work – see below for these)
o Current and future trends in the world of work (e.g. globalisation with its need for flexibility and innovation in the workplace and society)
o Institutional focus
These exit level outcomes are too large to be assessed ‘in one go’ so they are broken down into smaller, more measurable outcomes