Carlotta penned the title in an excellent post. In New Brunswick (I assume it’s all of Canada, but I only know NB for certain) the current fad in educational theory is something called ‘outcome based learning’.
The ‘idea’ behind outcome based learning is that you define the education based on the qualities (skills) that you want the student to have at the end. And, in so doing, you must be prepared to accept at the beginning any student (any skill level, aptitude, base knowledge). On the surface, it may seem to be a noble undertaking to redesign education so that anyone can take the program of study. But, in reality, the student ceases to be regarded (or even taken into account) as a person. They become a product to the educational program.If they graduate, they are a product of the educational program. The only way to ensure that educators can ensure the predefined outcome is to restructure the educational program in such a way that the student is the object of the process.