JONATHAN JANSEN | Second coming of OBE: what are education officials trying to do?

It’s unclear what the department is selling us, except that the powers-that-be are trying to be smart without the curricular expertise to do simple things well

13 September 2023 - 22:30

Be warned. Your child is about to be hit by new curriculum reforms that sound ominously like outcomes-based education (remember OBE?), that singular act of madness that set education back at least 20 years before the current minister reluctantly abandoned the idea with one of the most wishy-washy political statements on schooling ever — OBE is no longer the policy of the department, but that does not mean OBE is being abandoned. Go figure...

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