Last June 28, 2013, the educators from different institutions of higher learning in Region III gathered at the La Consolacion University-Philippines, Malolos City, Bulacan to hear and learn the principles of Outcomes-Based Learning and Teaching in a workshop organized by the Central Luzon Association of Higher Education Institutions, Inc. (CLASSHEI) and the Philippine Association of Higher Education and Technical Institutions (PAHETI).

CHED Comm. Maria Cynthia Rose B. Bautista gave details of the CHED Memorandum Order No. 46, S 2012 where the need for OBE in the Philippines educational system is defined. Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) is a student-centered learning philosophy that focuses on measuring student performance commonly called outcomes. It also involves restructuring the curriculum through aligning it with appropriate teaching strategies, student learning methods and assessment tasks.

The participants which include ASCOT Faculty, Engr. Mayreen Amazona, Ms. Annie Capin, Ms. Zenaida Exclamado, Ms. Michelle Resueño,Dr. Jonah Zante and the new Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ma. Luz Cabatan received inputs from Dr. Marcelo V. Fernandez (President, CLASSHEI) and Dr. Reynato C. Arimbuyutan (President, PAHETI)in a panel discussion on the outcomes-based education in connection with the teaching and learning process with emphasis on preparation of outcome based syllabus.

The said workshop aims to aid faculty members to understand the program and course design process using OBE approach that will facilitate changes with the learners by increasing knowledge, developing skills and positively influencing attitudes and values. (CPanlilio)