Title: Outcome-based education in Hong Kong sub-degree institutions

Authors: Yui-yip Lau; Kam Tang Lau; Yuk-Ting Chow

Addresses: Hong Kong Community College, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 9 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Transport Institute, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada ' Hong Kong Community College, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 9 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei Kowloon, Hong Kong ' Hong Kong Community College, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 9 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei Kowloon, Hong Kong

Abstract: Educational assessment has increased the awareness of higher educational reform in recent decades. Outcome-based education (OBE) is an innovative educational assessment model that puts student learning outcomes at the heart of the assessment, curriculum and pedagogy. OBE is a pragmatic example of how higher education institutions develop learner-centred education. The sub-degree education sector has expanded rapidly, showing the potential for further growth in the forthcoming years. We investigate key research questions regarding how OBE enhances sub-degree education and how organisational and exogenous forces affect OBE implementation. We collected substantial archives of the Management Committee's meeting minutes and conducted 24 semi-structured, in-depth, face-to-face interviews with various important OBE stakeholders in Hong Kong sub-degree institutions from December 2016 to January 2017. The managerial and academic implications of the study are also discussed.

Keywords: educational assessment; OBE; outcome-based education; sub-degree education institutions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2017.091504

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2017 Vol.4 No.4, pp.280 - 296

Received: 22 Jan 2018
Accepted: 02 Feb 2018

Published online: 26 Apr 2018 *

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