Dr. Glenn O. Avendaño of the Center of Continuing Education and Special Competencies was the first participant to present his research paper on OBE.
Deans and professors of Mapua University gathered last January 25 for the OBE Best Practices 2018. The event was held at the Mapúa Makati campus and was part of the week-long celebration during the 93rd Foundation Anniversary of the University.
Part of the event was a lecture entitled “OBE Challenges, Issues, and Solutions in Philippine Higher Education” by Dr. Carlo P. Magno, OBE research consultant. Aside from the lecture, the event was also a competition for the best presentation on the exemplary practices of the presenters.
The School of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering and Sciences won the first and second places with Professor Dante Bernabe’s “The Envi Project on Solid Waste Management: An OBL Experience” and Professor Aileen Nieva’s “How to Teach A Concept in Industrial Waste Management and Control (CHE185-1).” Meanwhile, Professor Dan Andrew Magcuyao of the Mathematics Department bagged the third place with his presentation entitled “Digital Rush: An Outcomes-Based Education for Probability and Statistics.”
Dr. Arnold C. Paglinawan, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning – OBE, stated that the University’s goal for 2018 is to continue and improve OBE through the use of innovative methods. Additionally, he believes that in the near future, Mapúa’s application of the OBE system will yield better student learning and outcome achievements.
OBE, or outcomes-based education, is a learner-centered approach requiring students to validate their knowledge through measurable outcomes. This system, formally implemented in the University in 2006, has contributed greatly to improvements in Mapúa’s education. This includes being the first school in East Asia to get ABET accreditation, which ensures that program graduates will be fit to join the global workforce.
Dr. Carlo P. Magno delivers a lecture about the “OBE Challenges, Issues, and Solutions in Philippine Higher Education.”