Nevermind that there are people (in every type of educational situation) who consider students who are to 'teach themselves' a good outcome.
Isn't that the whole point of Outcomes Based Education? About nine years ago, the Education Department here decided that OBE would be the way to go. Teachers weren't supposed to be called that; instead it was "facilitators" because the children were doing everything; we only had to "facilitate". And everything was "group work" so that those with the skills could "improve" the learning of those without.
Of course, we teachers immediately saw that this meant that one or two kids would end up doing all the work, but the others would also get marks. We argued that OBE doesn't work if you have more than about 25 kids in a class; we had 40+!
And expecting kids to teach themselves is just nonsense; given the choice they'll rather make paper aeroplanes, shoot other kids with elastics, etc.
Also, we were given such "broad" outlines of what had to be done, that teachers could basically do anything and say it satisfied the outcomes.
We said from the beginning that OBE would not work in our schools here
due to large numbers, no work ethic amongst our children or parents, etc. We were ignored. It was a political thing, of course. Have to get rid of the apartheid government's education system; never mind that it taught the basics, from which all else needs to spring!
Five years down the line the GED (Gauteng Ed. Dept.) decides OBE "isn't working" because "teachers are not using it properly" and implements something else, complete with name changes of subjects (I'm sorry, I mean "learning areas") for the second time in five years.
And they wonder why the morale of teachers is low and why kids are going berserk in schools.