Learners’ attitude towards outcomes-based teaching and learning in higher education

Keywords: attitude, higher education, learners, outcomes-based teaching and learning, Philippines


As outcomes-based education (OBE) is now being pursued in the Philippine higher education, learners have expressed their varied sentiments to this new approach. This cross-sectional study on the undergraduate and postgraduate learners sought answers as to what attitudes they may foster towards the success of implementing outcomes-based teaching and learning approach in a State University. It also aimed at determining the relationship between learners’ demographics, and their attitude towards OBE. Findings reveal that learners have positive attitude towards OBE. Correlation analysis revealed a significant relationship between learners’ demographics, and their attitude towards OBE. Analysis of variance reveals significant differences in the attitude of learners across degree levels. As the values formation seems to be a source of dispute among the learners of this new approach, it may also be the source of hope for its brighter future. Taking positively, it simply demands both the learners and educators the kind of character that will help them achieve their goals. For it is within the values of everyone to continue with what the implementers have started while waiting to reap its fruit towards excellence in higher education.

Received: 12 January 2021
Accepted: 11 January 2022


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Author Biography

Ruth A. Ortega-Dela Cruz, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

Associate Professor at the Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños. Born in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, Dr. Ortega-Dela Cruz graduated with a Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in Secondary Education at the University of Perpetual Help Dalta System in Calamba City. She studied Master in Public Affairs in Education Management and Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Education at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She had her Post-Doctoral Study at BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.


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How to Cite
Ortega-Dela Cruz, Ruth A. 2022. “Learners’ Attitude towards Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning in Higher Education”. Tuning Journal for Higher Education 9 (2), 99-119. https://doi.org/10.18543/tjhe.1965.