OBE is not education. It's a combination of academic control and behavior modification. It is social engineering which uses behavior modification and values clarification to control the level of knowledge acquired and change attitudes, behaviors, beliefs and values.
OBE restricts academic achievement to the level of the lowest achiever. No student will achieve more than another. Fast learners will be held back until slow learners catch up.
Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) are used to change complex human behaviors. HOTS, "critical thinking skills" and "higher order thinking skills" are the same, and they all change students' beliefs in absolutes of right and wrong/good and bad, which most parents teach children.
Select from the links below for detailed information about what OBE is and how it is changing what education is all about.
Questions Demanding Answers - How does OBE differ from traditional education? What are the outcomes expected of students? Is it fair to give an entire class the grade one student made? What is the connection between OBE and business and industry? The answers to these questions and more and not what you would think.
Cultural Transformation - The purpose of OBE is to bring about a cultural transformation. Culture envelopes both knowledge and morals. Therefore, OBE is a deliberate transformation of knowledge and morals. Also, OBE will reduce or eliminate any correlation between aptitude and achievement.
The Real Content of Transformational OBE - A comparison of the planned outcomes of four different states shows OBE to have a centralized source originating from the federal government. OBE is becoming a national curriculum. Education has never been assigned as a responsibility of the federal government, yet it is obviously very much involved.
Outcome-Based Education Explained - A primary supposition of outcome-based education is that, given enough time, all children can learn. Taken by itself this statement could be true. Yes, all children can learn ... something. Proponents of OBE make the seemingly irresponsible claim that all children can learn (everything) because at the core of transformational OBE one doesn't find a core of academics. This seems too absurd to be true, but this article explains just how it is true.
Uncovering the How-To Manual of Behavioral Programming - Read about the how-to manual with a 1971 U.S. Office of Education contract number on it entitled Training for Change Agents; or seven volumes of "change agent studies" commissioned by the U.S. Office of Education to the Rand Corporation in 1973-74; scores of other papers submitted by behaviorist researchers who had obtained grants from the U.S. Office of Education for the purpose of exploring ways to "freeze" and "unfreeze" values. Modern education is very much in the behavioral modification business. Find out just how much.
Suggested Reading List - the Demise of the Educational System - OBE (Outcome-Based Education), NEA (National Education Association), educational psychology, German psychology & influences, demise of public education, educational sabotage, Wundt, Pavlov, Dewey, Skinner, Watson.
Say NO To Psychiatry!
Back to Education Main Page
Back to Main SNTP Page