OBE:Outcomes-Based Curriculum Model in Australian
OBE : outcomes-based education
In Australian school education, an outcomes-based curriculum model is held to be dominant in most states and territories. Consider what you see as the strengths of an outcomes-based model of curriculum design? As its weaknesses? What ideologies underpin the model? How and why did an outcomes-based model become the dominant model?
In 2004 Berlach argued that:
OBE is currently the preferred model via which compulsory education in Australia is being interpreted. It is a train with a full head of steam. Extending the metaphor, I see a massive derailment in the not-too-distant future.
Do you agree, or disagree. If so, why?
How and in what ways, if at all, has what Berlach predicted occurred? Is there a derailment?
1. Brady, L. and Kennedy, K. (2010). Curriculum Construction. Frenchs Forest, Sydney. Pearson. (Fourth edition) Chapters 9, 10 & 11 Please we should read it and mention it as reference.
2. Smith, D. and Lovat,T. (2003). Curriculum- Action on Reflection. Tuggerah. Social Science Press. (Fourth Edition) Chapters 9, 10 & 11 Please we should read it and mention it as reference.
3. Norman McCulla” Now is the time for educational change” which appeared in Professional Educator Vol 8 No 9 (June 2009).see PDF attached
4. Berlach, R. (2004). Outcomes-based education and the death of knowledge. Melbourne. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education 2004 Conference. Access it via http://researchonline.nd.edu.au/edu_conference/1/see PDF attached
5. Anderson, A. and Martin, M. (2007): Outcomes-based education: Where has it come from and where is it going? Issues in Educational Research. 17(2) pp161-182. see PDF attached