Implementing Outcomes-Based Learning in an undergraduate English education programme

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In recent years, Outcomes-Based Learning (OBL) is gaining increasing popularity in many parts of the world. Since 2008, OBL has been formally promoted among all higher education institutions in Hong Kong by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong. A key concept of OBL is that teaching should be driven by outcomes that are desirable in students, and that greater clarity in relation to what is to be achieved simply involves adjusting teaching and assessing. This paper reports on an ongoing project on Outcome-Based Learning in the English Department at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). First, the development of a set of Programme Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Education (English Language) Programme at HKIEd will be introduced. Second, the design of course intended learning outcomes will be discussed. Third, the adjustment of teaching and assessing strategies to align with the learning outcomes will be illustrated in a sample course. It is hoped that this paper will inspire some thoughts on how effective teaching and learning among students in higher education institutions can be achieved through the outcomes-based learning approach. Copyright © 2010 Hawaii International Conference on Education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010


Wang, L. (2010, January). Implementing Outcomes-Based Learning in an undergraduate English education programme. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.


  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: H052e
  • Period: TDG 2008-2009
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output


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