This paper discusses an outcome-based approach to quality management (QM) in higher education (HE) in order to bridge the gap between the academia and reality. Underpinned by the theories of Outcome-Based Education (OBE), the approach comprises three main domains: identifying, achieving and measuring intended learning outcomes (ILOs). The key principle of the approach is to assure the alignment of three factors: intended learning outcomes (ILOs), instructional planning and implementation, and student assessment. The paper consists of three main sections: (1) An overview of OBE, (2) an outcome-based approach to QM in HE, and (3) challenges to OBE application.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN