Technological Institute of the Philippines

TIP Visits Hong Kong University for Benchmarking

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) recently sent a team consisting of officers and faculty members to benchmark with the College of Science and Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), one of Hong Kong’s top universities and pioneer in implementing outcomes-based education (OBE). The team met with Prof. Robert Li, the associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering of CityU, and toured the facilities of the university.

This was TIP’s second time to visit the university. In April 2009, six TIP officers also benchmarked with the university in the area of outcomes-based teaching and learning (OBTL) which led to the visit of two of CityU’s OBTL champions to TIP a year later.

This most recent visit was part of the benchmarking exercise conducted by the team to learn and discover the best practices of CityU related to outcomes-based education, more specifically, in the areas of assessment and evaluation.

The benchmarking visit and trip to Hong Kong was also part of the incentives for the two faculty members Felizardo Reyes Jr. and Alexander Hernandez, of TIP Quezon City and TIP Manila, respectively, for winning the “Best Outcomes-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) Portfolio” contest held for TIP faculty members last February 2014.

Christianne John Nabua, TIP’s OBTL Coordinator said, “The visit further developed and enhanced my knowledge in the practice and implementation of OBTL. As we toured the CityU’s General Education laboratory for interactive learning, I realized that in order to facilitate the attainment of student outcomes and for a more effective learning process, the delivery of instruction should be supported by advanced laboratory facilities.”

Dr. Cynthia C. Llanes, TIP’s VPAA and the team’s project leader, said that the activity aimed to enhance the capacity of TIP on OBE implementation by adopting the best practices and processes of City University of Hong Kong specifically in the areas of assessment and interactive teaching and learning.