The College of Engineering Landmark University held a two-day train-the-trainer programme on Outcome-Based Education (OBE), a learner?centred approach to education, between Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th of May, 2022. The two-day workshop which was facilitated by members of faculty in the College who had undergone OBE training under COREN, exposed participants, mainly faculty and technical staff of the College, to the rubrics of Outcome-Based Education and Engineering Learning Outcomes, Bloom’s Taxonomy and OBE curricula, COREN accreditation process and preparation, and Practical sessions on different Engineering practices amongst others.

Declaring the training open, the acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charity Aremu enthused participants to make the most of the training to build capacity for imparting knowledge, noting that it is the ability to transfer the knowledge base that gives value to their teaching engagements. She further emphasized the importance of the training in the university context as a world-class institution in view of the requisite contribution of technology to development globally. “Development globally now rests on technology so this train-the-trainer programme is in tandem with our status as a world-class University. The whole world is technology-based and anyone that wants to drive technology has to start from engineering which is the root base for driving technology. If we can tease out from these rubrics, LMU will be better for it and of course, the College of engineering and the students,” Professor Aremu added. She concluded by appreciating COREN for daring to go in the direction of improving most especially the quality of engineering education through OBE. She, then, congratulated the entire College of Engineering for the swift identification with OBE which she said was an area of improving pedagogy within the College.

The two-day event had three major training sessions facilitated by Professor J. Ojediran (Dean, College of Engineering), Dr A. Okunola (HOD, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering), and Dr A. Gana (HOD, Civil Engineering). The Dean College of Engineering, Professor Ojediran opened the OBE training by presenting on the topic “OBE and Engineering Learning Outcomes”. He noted that OBE means focusing and organizing everything in an educational system around what is essential for all students to be able to do successfully at the end of their learning experiences. According to him, “starting with a clear picture of what is important for students to be able to do and establishing the conditions and opportunities within the system that enables and encourages all students to achieve those essential outcomes” are some of the concepts of OBE. 

Dr Abiodun Okunola, in his presentation titled “Bloom’s Taxonomy in Engineering Education and OBE Curricula”, stated that Bloom's Taxonomy has been recognized as a vital educational tool that attempts to move students beyond simple memorization. Bloom’s taxonomy can be used as a potential model for framing educational objectives within a course and as a guide to structuring activities and assessments based on learning goals.

Dr A. Gana’s presentation focused on “COREN Accreditation: Preparation and Process”. He noted that while accreditation process is an all-inclusive task, individual’s role can either make or mar the outcome of the exercise. He, thereafter, reeled out the stages of preparation as well as the rudiments and requirements for a successful accreditation exercise.

The presentations were followed by a breakout and joint practical sessions addressing each engineering department’s demands and practice. 




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