Int. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning   »   2017 Vol.27, No.4

 

 

Title: Transformational model for engineering education from content-based to outcome-based education

 

Authors: Arooj Manzoor; Haris Aziz; Mirza Jahanzaib; Ahmad Wasim; Salman Hussain

 

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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan

 

Abstract: Globally, higher education is shifting from content-based educational model to outcome-based educational model. The reason behind this transformation is that content-based model emphasises on what is presented, and outcome-based model focuses on what students can actually learn and do. In order to fulfil the requirements of Washington accord, Pakistan engineering council (PEC) is transforming the learning process from content-based education (CBE) to outcome-based education (OBE). Transitions are always difficult, and a framework that highlight whole process of transformation and keeps track of the change is always needed. This paper proposes a transformational model from CBE to OBE by incorporating five learning and development factors which are; teaching method, student skills, curriculum, assessment method and class situation. To track the change, a comparison of proposed OBE model and existing CBE practices was made for Industrial Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Results showed that transferring from CBE to OBE has a positive impact on students' learning. Results also highlighted 'assessment method' and 'curriculum' as the areas for further improvement.

 

Keywords: assessment; content based education; engineering education; outcome based education; transformation; Washington accord.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2017.10003459

 

Int. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2017 Vol.27, No.4, pp.266 - 286

 

Available online: 27 Sep 2017

 

 

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