Starting from the 1980s, there has been a worldwide trend to emphasise student learning outcomes in higher education. In its Quality Reviews, the University Grants Committee (UGC) in Hong Kong had already begun to focus on student outcomes, and it considered Outcome-based Education (OBE) to be a natural progression in the development of higher education in Hong Kong. Subsequently, at a symposium on OBE in 2008, the adoption of outcome-based approaches was recommended among all Hong Kong tertiary institutions, with the focus on more effective teaching and learning at course and programme levels.
The Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) is tasked to sustain the momentum of the developments in Outcomes-based Approach to Teaching and Learning (OBATL) within Lingnan University and exchange ideas and experiences with other tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong. To achieve this, it consolidates existing achievements in OBATL, develops new initiatives, fosters scholarship and promotes Communities of Practice (CoPs) for brainstorming initiatives and sharing best practice within Lingnan and between institutions.
Please visit the OBATL section of the TLC website for more information.