The Implementation of Outcome-Based Education in a State University
Higher educational institutions are encouraged to implement the Outcome-Based Education to prepare instructors to be competitive and produce graduates who are ready to meet the global job needs. To determine the level of implementation of the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in Central Philippines State University, the researcher employed the sequential explanatory mixed-method design which involves two phases: the quantitative followed by qualitative. The quantitative data were collected through a validated survey instrument, while the qualitative data were gathered from the participants through an in-depth semi-structured interview which culled out their experiences on the implementation of the Outcome-Based Education. The findings of the study revealed that Outcome-Based Education standards were moderately implemented in the university. This means that the learning experiences of students and the teaching methodology could hardly develop their skills to attain the intended learning outcomes. Qualitatively, the results yielded different themes that brought forth an eidetic insight that the OBE implementation is collaborative and value-laden effort: bridging theory and practice of the academic community. The research findings were used as a basis for designing the proposed CPSU-Operational Plan using the Approach, Deployment, Learning, Integration (ADLI) model that can be adopted and implemented by the University.