Technological Institute of the Philippines

TIP Benchmarks at the University of Melbourne on Outcomes-Based Education

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in coordination with the Southeast Asian Minister of Education, Organization, Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH) conducted a benchmarking visit at the University of Melbourne (UniMelb) on Monday, September 8, 2014. This is part of the action research on outcomes-based education and benchmarking program in top-ranking Australian universities for the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP). The seven-day capacity building and study visit in Australia was participated by 19 key academic officers aimed to further develop the capability of TIP on Outcomes-Based Education (OBE).

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) was founded by Act of the Victorian Parliament in 1853, making it the second oldest university in Australia. The UniMelb is currently ranked as Australia’s best university by Times Higher Education, Academic Ranking of World Universities, and National Taiwan University Rankings. Times Higher Education currently ranks UniMelb as 28th in the world, while the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings places UniMelb 31st in the world.

The TIP group learned about the assessment and teaching of 21st Century skills from the Assessment Research Centre of the University of Melbourne. Moreover, The Melbourne School of Engineering and Information Technology shared about Engineering Technology and Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) in the 21st Century.

The TIP group also visited Monash University, University of Sydney, The Institution of Engineers Australia, and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). This is in support of TIP’s thrust to ensure the delivery of quality instruction through continuous capacity building of its academic personnel. The activity provided valuable inputs and broadened the perspective of the participants along outcomes-based education implementation.