Compliance Of Higher Education Institutions To Outcome-Based Education For The 21st Century Learners
Juliefer S. Fernando, Ph.D.
Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College
16 Tandang Sora.Ave, Novaliches, Quezon City 1116 Metro Manila, Philippines
Outcome-Based Education (OBE) becomes a trend in the Philippine tertiary education from the time that it was implemented by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the year 2012. It was a product of innovation for quality education which aims to cater to the needs of the 21st century learners. The study is a combination of a quantitative and qualitative approach wherein the extent of compliance of selected Philippine Higher Education Institutions(HEIs) to OBE Framework was assessed using the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and through interview, the challenges encountered by the participants on its implementation were identified.The findings revealed that HEIs, whether non-accredited or accredited are both compliant with the implementation of OBE and conform to the framework designed by CHED. However, it discloses the challenges that the respondents’ experience in terms of OBE thus, it identifies the essential needs of the educators in the effective and efficient methods in applying OBE. The different aspects of OBE Framework explored and described in the study yielded the Application of OBE framework for teachers, and the essential characteristics of 21st century educators. The concepts produced may serve as a guide for educators in becoming more effective and efficient educators with a 21st century skills.
Keywords: Higher Education Institution, Outcome-Based Education, framework, 21ST century education, Learning experience, framework