1. Vision Statement:

  • Orapuh School aims to be a leading online, open, and distance learning research school that offers affordable, best-in-class education in the underserved biases of the oral and public health disciplines to underserved populations.

2. Teaching goal

  • Our teaching goal is to provide a dynamic and innovative learning environment that fosters critical thinking, creativity, and lifelong learning in the field of oral and public health.

3. Pedagogical Approach:

  • Orapuh School adopts the Flipped Classroom Model of Instruction, where traditional classroom activities are reversed. Students engage with course materials, such as lectures and readings, outside of class, while in-class time is devoted to active learning, discussion, and application of concepts.

4. Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deep understanding of key concepts and theories in oral and public health.
  • Enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Foster collaboration, communication, and teamwork.
  • Promote self-directed learning and autonomy.
  • Cultivate a passion for lifelong learning and professional development.

5. Curriculum Design:

  • Curate high-quality learning materials, including videos, readings, and interactive modules, accessible to students online.
  • Align curriculum with learning objectives, ensuring coherence and relevance.
  • Integrate real-world case studies, simulations, and projects to facilitate application of knowledge and skills.
  • Offer a variety of learning pathways to accommodate diverse learning styles and preferences.

6. Teaching Strategies:

  • Provide pre-recorded lectures and multimedia resources for students to review outside of class.
  • Facilitate active learning activities during class sessions, such as discussions, debates, case studies, and problem-solving exercises.
  • Utilise collaborative learning techniques, group projects, and peer-to-peer teaching to promote engagement and interaction.
  • Offer opportunities for hands-on learning through fieldwork, internships, and practical experiences.

7. Assessment Methods:

  • Implement a variety of assessment methods to measure student learning outcomes, including:
    • Formative assessments: quizzes, polls, and short assignments to gauge understanding and provide feedback.
    • Summative assessments: exams, essays, and projects to evaluate mastery of content and skills.
    • Authentic assessments: real-world tasks and scenarios that demonstrate practical application of knowledge and competencies.
  • Use rubrics and grading criteria that align with learning objectives and provide clear expectations for students.
  • Encourage self-assessment and reflection to promote metacognitive awareness and continuous improvement.

8. Technology Integration:

  • Leverage technology platforms, such as learning management systems (LMS), multimedia tools, and online collaboration platforms, to facilitate access to course materials, communication, and collaboration.
  • Provide technical support and training for students and faculty to maximise the effectiveness of technology-enhanced learning experiences.

9. Continuous Improvement:

  • Regularly review and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and assessment strategies through feedback from students, faculty, and stakeholders.
  • Incorporate evidence-based practices and best practices in education to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.
  • Adapt and iterate curriculum and instructional approaches based on emerging trends, feedback, and evaluation data.

By implementing this comprehensive learning, teaching, and assessment strategy, Orapuh School empowers students to become competent, compassionate, and innovative leaders in the field of oral and public health.