Outcomes-Based Education: Teachers’ Attitude and Implementation

JOY B. BAGUIO

Abstract


Assessing teachers’ attitudes in the implementation of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) is essential for the success of this new paradigm shift in the educational system. This study used a descriptive research design where the researcher gathered quantitative data utilizing a survey questionnaire to assess the attitude fostered by the teachers of the University of Bohol towards OBE. It further assessed the level of its implementation in the four major areas: formulation and alignment of learning outcomes, curriculum content and structure, teaching-learning process, and assessment. Findings of the study revealed that the respondents’ age, length of teaching experience, and highest educational attainment have no direct relationship towards OBE implementation. However, the respondents’ age is directly related to the level of its implementation. Results also revealed that teachers who have a highly favorable attitude towards OBE are more motivated and willing to carry out the overall processes that necessitate OBE implementation.
For a change in education to be effective and long-lasting, teachers need to view the entire OBE process as desirable and necessary. With a strong determination and purpose combined with a collaborative effort between the school administrators, teachers, students, and other stakeholders, indeed successful implementation of this newly adopted curriculum in the higher education institutions will reach far beyond one could imagine.


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