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Outcome-based Education

Outcome-based Education

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.

 In 2013, Lingnan University set up the Centre for Advancement of Outcomes-Based Education (CAOBE) with the help of a grant from the UGC. It aims to sustain the momentum of the developments in OBE within Lingnan University and the other UGC funded institutions in Hong Kong. To achieve this, it supports existing developments in Outcomes-Based Approaches to Teaching and Learning (OBATL), promotes new initiatives, fosters scholarship in the area and provides a forum for communication of initiatives and sharing of best practice within Lingnan and between institutions.

 Please visit the website of the Centre for Advancement of Outcomes-Based Education for more information.