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Outcomes-based education (OBE)

An approach to schooling that makes outcomes (intended results) the key factor in planning and creating educational experiences. In the 1990s this approach was controversial in the USA and now the term is not frequently used. (Source: ASCD). Outcomes-based education and curricula became popular in other parts of the world as well. However, this approach is increasingly controversial especially when outcomes such as competences/competencies are used as curriculum organizers.

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