What is OBTL?

What is Outcome-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL)?

Outcome-based education is an educational theory that bases each part of an educational system around goals (outcomes). By the end of the educational experience each student should have achieved the goal (William Spady, 1994)

Outcome-based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) is a student-centered education approach where the programme’s intended learning outcomes are explicitly defined for students to achieve. Teaching and learning activities are then carefully designed to facilitate students to achieve these outcomes. The success of OBTL is based on evidences from the assessment results and student learning experience. Periodic reviews of these evidences will lead to continuous improvement of programme quality.

 

OBTL Approach



The Outcome based Teaching and Learning approach focuses on:

  •          the articulation of HSMC’s “Liberal + Professional” Education Model and the desired graduate
        attributes;

  •         the alignment of the desired graduate attributes, programme intended learning outcomes and module
        intended learning outcomes;

  •         the development of teaching and learning activities in enhancing student learning experiences;
  •         the design of assessment processes to monitor students’ learning progress and the achievement of
        the desired outcomes and attributes; and

  •         the collection of stakeholders’ feedback for continuous improvement.

OBTL methodologies and practices


Reference
John Biggs and Catherine Tang, Teaching for Quality Learning at University, Forth Edition, Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press, 2011

OBTL Seminars and Workshops


Event Date Seminars/ Workshops Materials
27 August 2015

 

Outcome-Based Programmes and Quality Assurance
Speaker: Mr Buck Ng, Former Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching of Vocational Training Council
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14 August 2015 Seminar on Student-Centred Learning: Accounting for Student's Attainment of Intended Learning Outcomes ---
5 June 2015 Outcome-Based Programmes and Quality Assurance
Speaker: Mr Buck Ng, Former Head of Centre for Learning and Teaching of Vocational Training Council
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11 July 2014 and
13 March 2014
Revisiting Outcomes-based Teaching and Learning: Criterion-Referenced Assessment and Grading with Rubrics
Speaker: Dr Eva Wong, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University
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