HomeThe Trinitian Researchervol. 6 no. 1 (2014)

Level of Awareness of Trinity University of Asia Faculty in Utilizing Outcomes-Based Education: Input to Faculty Development Program

Leah P. Mangohig | Jason A. Diño | Laurie Lee R. Bathan | Myrnam W. Malecdan | Gwyneth C. Tamondong | Allan Karl N. Yngente | Esperanza L.V. San Diego

Discipline: Education



This descriptive research study ventured to find out the level of awareness of the faculty members of Trinity University of Asia along Outcomes-Based Education. A survey instrument on OBE awareness was developed and used together with interviews in gathering data. Results reveal that the faculty have average awareness of Outcomes-Based Education as used in the classroom. Specifically, the faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Computing and Information Sciences, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Medical Technology and College of Nursing have average awareness of OBE while the faculty of the College of Education have above average awareness of OBE. This may be explained by the fact that the faculty of the College of Education are duty-bound to know the different teaching approaches compared with the faculty of the other colleges. Moreover, interviews with the faculty revealed that being knowledgeable of OBE does not automatically mean that they are equipped with sufficient skills and knowledge to use the said approach in classrooms. In the context of OBE, teachers should know by heart how to apply the concepts before they can truly claim adequate preparedness. Towards the end, this study proposed a program for the trainings of faculty on the utilization of OBE in the classroom which can be part of the Faculty Development Program of Trinity University of Asia.