Outcome‐Based Education (OBE)
Source of Publication
The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching
The entry introduces the outcomes‐based education (OBE) model for ELL teacher education. It discusses the theoretical foundations that OBE shares with other educational approaches such as constructivism, active learning, and assisted discovery‐based learning, such as learner‐centered education, active and meaningful learning, and self‐motivation. The third section of the article shares some applications of OBE to ELL teaching, learning, and assessment. Accreditation per recognized professional standards, teacher licensure, and teaching following clear learning outcomes are the foundation of the OBE. ELL teachers are professional facilitators who provide differentiated and assisted discovery instruction and make use of online resources for effective learning. Students are active and unique participants. They are assessed on what they know and can actually do. Less advanced students who do not meet the course learning outcomes receive encouragement, motivation, and remedial work.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Midraj, Sadiq, "Outcome‐Based Education (OBE)" (2018). All Works. 2614.
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