Outcome Based Education: Assessment of Understanding in Higher Education Institutions in the State of Rajasthan
7 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2019
Date Written: January 6, 2019
This study investigates the understanding of Outcome Based Education concept among the faculty members of Higher Education Institutions in the state of Rajasthan. The study used a descriptive method of research where the quantitative data was collected using a survey questionnaire. Research was done on 301 faculty members of higher education institutions in the state of Rajasthan. The data on understanding of OBE was collected through a structured close ended questionnaire consisting of 47 items. The questionnaire collected data on the understanding of the different components of OBE such as PLO, CLO, Pedagogy & Assessment. The results of the study indicate that there is lack of understanding of OBE among the faculty members of HEIs in the state of Rajasthan. Also it was observed that there was no significant difference in the understanding of OBE among the male & female faculty members. Research was limited to the state of Rajasthan & the understanding of OBE among faculty members of HEIs in other states was not studied. The paper attempts to highlight the level of understanding of this concept & emphasize the need for educating the faculty members on OBE and enhancing the level of Higher Education in the state. Similar studies can be done on other states to assess their status & necessary measures taken to enhance the understanding wherever necessary.
Keywords: Outcome Based Education, PLO, CLO, Pedagogy, Assessment, Curriculum, Bloom’s Taxonomy
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