The College of Nursing of Western Mindanao State University, in partnership with the WMSU Center for Continuing Education has organized a two-day seminar workshop on the Approaches in Teaching and Assessing Outcome-Based Learning from June 3 to 4 at the Grand Astoria Hotel with the President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho as the Guest Speaker.
The President, Dr. Milabel Enriquez-Ho in her speech, enlightened the faculty of the College of Nursing to revolutionize their learning resource units including syllabi, stating that all other learning resources have to be outcome-based. Furthermore, Dr. Ho added that all prescriptions that fall under Outcome Based Education (OBE) have to be mastered. The impact of the output must be measured and its presence in the community has to be documented. Clinical Instructors from CN who were present during the ADPCN (Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges of Nursing) 2014 Convention related the topics that were discussed during the said seminar. Prof. Ma. Lourdes Wee Sit (Clinical Coordinator, CN), Prof. Rina M. Fernandez, Prof. Aileen E. Fernando, Prof. Cristeta D. San Luis and Prof. Evelyn N. Rendon delivered the updates of the ADPCN Convention to the rest of the CN faculty while Dr. Mary Joselyn C. Biong, on the other hand, talked on the OBE CHED Framework (OBE from Curriculum to Instructional Planning).
Part of the seminar-workshop was the refinement of objectives and the formulation of learning strategies to include (1) interactive lecture, (2) small group discussion, (3) brainstorming, (4) buzz groups, (5) Phillips 66 and snowballing, and (7) teaching in the clinical setting.
Outcome-Based Education is a competency based method of learning that focuses on the students’ performance (output)—contrary to the traditional method which provides the students all the resources that are available (input).
The Commission on Higher Education released its Memorandum Order No. 46 s2012 called “Policy Standard to Enhance Quality Assurance in Philippine Higher Education through an Outcomes-based and Typology-based QA.” Through a series of conferences with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), CHED has finally made a move to change the teaching method in the country from input-based to output-based. (AJ Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)