Using Outcome-based Education
To Improve Learning and Teaching
Mr. Darwin M. Guianan
In Partial Fulfillment o
Of the requirements for
Technical and Research Report Writing
Jemimah C. Sotoza
University of the East
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Quality education is the goal of students, professors, and learning institutions. To achieve it, all of them are spending time, money and effort. Many techniques, approaches, and models were created in order to improve learning and teaching. It is also true in accounting education. In fact, several methods of teaching accounting courses were already made. We have the traditional method of teaching, where in the lecturer focus on the resources available to the students, and it is good but there is still room for improvement. As compared to a traditional method of teaching, it is found that outcome based learning offer a new and exciting way of understanding business and accounting knowledge.
Outcome-based education (OBE) (sometimes called Performance-based Education, formerly called Mastery Learning) is a model of education that favors making students demonstrate that they know and are able to do whatever the required outcomes are (Gladie Lui). The objective of this method is to ensure the students have the ability to understand the outcome determined by the educator. (Ahmad Saiful Azlin Puteh Salin). Outcome-based education is a model of education that rejects the traditional focus on what the educators provides to students, in favor of making students demonstrate that they "know and are able to do" whatever the required outcomes are. It is widely applied in developed countries such as in the US, Australia and New Zealand. It is reported that OBE enhances the average students. (K.M. Evans, and J.A. King, The Outcomes of Outcome-based Education: Research and Implications. San...