ERIC Number: ED367051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Information Processing, Outcomes-Based Education, and the Management of Teaching and Learning.
Carter, D. S. G.
Outcomes-based education (OBE) is growing in stature in Australia and other Westernized nations. In Australia, education systems have adopted OBE within the framework of National Profiles curriculum statements in eight learning areas, including arts, health and physical education, science, English, languages other than English, mathematics, studies of science and environment, and technology. Schools must assess students' progress against more comprehensive outcomes and engage in evaluation and assessment of teaching in a publicly verifiable manner. The scope of these changes has overwhelmed many educators who do not have access to the most advanced information processing technology. Instructional Management Systems (IMS) utilizing computers are designed to manage many aspects of schooling: curriculum development, instruction, evaluation, and assessment. However, computer technology and its benefits to information flow have been slow to enter the classroom and instruction. A new curriculum model must be adopted that keeps up with and effectively manages emerging and rapidly changing information. Well constructed IMSs allow unobtrusive and automatic acquisition of data in areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. The IMSeries software provides the information management tools to meet educators' needs. (Contains 15 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Outcome Based Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (7th, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 1994).