What Are the Disadvantages of Outcome-Based Education?

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory states that one of the disadvantages of outcome-based education is that it conflicts with the admission requirements and practices of some colleges and universities. Another disadvantage is some of the outcomes emphasized in outcome-based learning focus on feelings, values, attitudes and beliefs over attaining factual knowledge. Outcome-based education also relies on evaluations that are subjective, rather than objective tests and measurements.

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