What are the methods for evaluating learning and facilitation in outcomes based education
This involves gathering evidence of the students' abilities and knowledge, using a variety of methods directly related to the performance or outcomes which are required of a competent learner.
So if you were assessing a spray painting student, you would observe samples of the student's work, and also the student preparing for and carrying out the necessary tasks over a range of required outcomes.
You could assess any theoretical knowledge needed via an oral interview, or a written test (IF the student had the required writing skills already, you are not assessing that).
Colour discrimination could be assessed by asking the student to match several samples as closely as possible, or to mix up a matching paint pot.
And so on. Outcomes based education is distinct from Inputs based learning, where an approved syllabus is studied, teaching materials are often standardised, tests are sometimes unfair, and no great emphasis is placed on the abilities and knowledge required for a specific workplace. Therefore a lot of knowledge has to be gained later by experience.
Sep 03, 2014 |
Computers & Internet