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OBE vs IBL (in the context of Pakistan Engineering Council)

Recently, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) announced to follow Outcome Based Education (OBE) by all PEC accredited institution.Since then, there is a lot of debate going on comparing OBE with other student centric learning methodologies such as Project-based learning (PBL) or Inquiry-based learning (IBL). I can sense a great confusion in the air i.e. whether we have to follow OBE or student centric approaches?  This is because of not having a clear understanding about both. People are getting mixed both and sometimes consider each one replacement of another - which is factually incorrect.  OBE is a system which doesn't restrict a teacher to use any method of teaching. OBE encourage to achieve the goals/objective by using any method. PEC is using OBE for the assessment purpose i.e. whether certain objectives achieved by an engineer or not. PEC also suggested/recommended certain methodology/tools to implement OBE in classes. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /Outcome-based_educa

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میرے نزدیک آزاد معاشرہ وہ ہے جہاں آپ کی حفاظت کی ظمانت آپکا مشہور ہونا نہ ہو۔ اڈلائ اسٹیوینسن

POINTS ON HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE (with Urdu Translation)

This is amazing, Randy Pausch 47 yrs old, A computer Sc. lecturer from   Mellon University he died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, but wrote a   book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind… In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe,   he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and   children to follow.  Personality: 1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment 3. Don't overdo; keep your limits 4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does 5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip 6. Dream more while you are awake 7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the pas

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for - Quote

"A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for." — William G.T. Shedd ایک جہاز سب سے ذیادہ محفوظ بندرگاہ پر ہوتا ہے؛ مگر جہاز بندرگاہ پر کھڑے رہنے کے لئے نہیں بنا ہوتا۔ جہاز کا مقصد ہی سمندر کی موجوں سے لڑنا ہوتا ہے اسی طرح ہماری ذندگیوں کا مقصد بھی محض آرام و آسائش تلاش کرنا نہیں ہونا چاہیۓ بلکہ زمانےکی موجوں سے لڑ کر حقیقی مقصد تلاش کرنا ہونا چاہئے