- The self-proclaimed "father" of Outcome-based Education is William Spady from the US.
- Outcome-based education is one of about 20 names used in the US for the same educational approach.
- In pure Outcome-based education, there are levels NOT fixed classes.
- Students in the same level have similar abilities but can be of different ages.
- Students are then promoted to the next level, once they are able to achieve the outcomes of the previous one, which may take them any amount of time.
- Tonga is adopting part of the Outcome-based Education system.
- We do not have levels. We have fixed classes. After 9 months then one is promoted to the next, often via, social promotion.
- HOWEVER, we would like to adopt the part where Teacher should focus on student-centred activities that would clearly lead to an achievement of outcomes - observable demonstration by students that indicate - they have learned.
- should focus on outcomes (not topic coverage) which is obtained from the curriculum or scheme of work (planning),
- devise the best way for students to achieve these outcomes (teaching strategy),
- and devise most appropriate ways to be able to know that the students have learned (assessment). Appropriate and regular use of assessment for learning rather than assessment of learning.
- Recording of academic progress is also an integral part.
- Teacher shares with Students and Parents alike the outcomes - thereby, sharing the responsibility of learning, not to be a weight on the Teachers ONLY. The students also has responsibility.