How we deliver instructions at Orapuh School

General Procedures

We utilise the Flipped Classroom Model of Instruction, using the best available, cost-effective media.

  1. We assign lecture videos and other resources as homework to be watched or engaged before class.
  2. Students make their own notes or jot down major points and may also consult materials outside of school resources for better understanding of lessons and to enrich their notes/jottings.
  3. We spend classroom time on valuable activities like review of lecture and/or other resources, discussions, Q & A, real-life applications, and projects.
  4. Lectures are delivered by Orapuh School Faculty
  5. For each programme/course, live interactive sessions hold as scheduled in the Programme’s or schedule’s, Roadmap. Each session runs for about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  6. There are regular (weekly) academic webinars, clinical meetings, and other academic meetings that support learning and career/business development.
  7. The capstone (seminar and practicum/field work/publication) is carried out by the Certificate/Diploma  student. It summarises the overall achievement in the programme.

Specific details (Certificate/Diploma)

  1. Lecture delivery is sequential from course 011 to course 016 or 018 as the case might be
  2. For each course, lecture materials are given (lecture slides, recording of lectures, textbook readings, and other resources)
  3. Students interact with the materials and react to them in the Orapuh School way
  4. Live interactions are held on Saturdays, as scheduled in the Roadmap (45-minute – 1-hour) and allow questions and answers on the lecture, further insights into course materials, and real-life application discussions
  5. Students are assessed through formative and summative activities
  6. Each student carries out the capstone (seminar and practicum/field work/publication) and the reports are presented in a class situation
  7. Faculty-Student Forum (WhatsApp and Telegram) goes from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday

Specific details (Short-Courses)

  1. For each course, lecture materials are given (lecture slides, recording of lectures, other resources)
  2. Students interact with the materials and react to them
  3. Live interactions are held on Saturdays, as scheduled (45-minute – 1-hour) and allow questions and answers on a lecture, in-depth insights into lecture materials, and live application of lecture lessons 
  4. Students are assessed through formative and summative activities
  5. Faculty-Student Forum (WhatsApp and Telegram) goes from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday

Academic and Clinical Meetings

Academic and clinical meetings hold each week at Orapuh (Oraposiums and OCliCRs). Every student is expected to attend each meeting and respond formally to them at the school as a formative activity.

Webinars

We run regular Academic Webinars at the School to deepen students’ knowledge about their programme of study and the latest trends in the field. It is essential that students attend these webinars as they are expected to respond to them at the school as formative activities.

Webinars take place from 8:00 – 8:25 pm WAT on Wednesdays.

Even after graduation, students are encouraged to subscribe to AWPS to continue to attend the academic webinars – to stay abreast of sizzling issues and developments in their field of study and practice. This will enhance their knowledge, experience, and practice in ways that they cannot begin to imagine now.

Our desire is for our students to succeed in life and we are ready to support them through the process both while in School and after graduation. This means that our association is a continuous one and we cherish it.

Premium Service (AWPS)

Academic Webinar Premium Service (AWPS) costs 120 USD or 7,440 GMD (N120,000)  a year.

The AWPS package includes access to all 48 weekly webinars in the year and the audio and video recording of each session.

To subscribe to this service, pay the subscription fee here and send an email to [email protected]

You may also contact the school team on WhatsApp or Telegram (+2207185516) for support and other concerns.

Reacting to learning materials

Writing a response or reaction to every Orapuh School Learning Material is a compulsory formative activity for every learner.

Response/reaction writing provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate their progress in engaging the learning materials. Each learning material that is made available to learners must be responded to in a succinct and timely manner. Bear in mind that your response should demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes of the course or module in which the material is engaged.

The ideas that you present in your response to a learning material must be expressed in an organised manner.

Effective response

To write effective response/reaction to an Orapuh School Material, you should:

1. Read the required text or watch/listen to the required video/audio multiple times and take notes on, or jot down, aspects that will give you strong reactions and that will advance your engagement with the learning material

2. Decide on the things that you plan to say and the sequence of saying them

3. Write down your response/reaction (Say the things that you intend to say)

Organising the response

  1. Begin with a brief introductory paragraph, which should contain the name of the lesson material
  2. Then, ‘craft’ the key points of your reaction. These should include lessons learned and how they may help you to navigate your business or career path better
  3. Lastly, include a concluding statement that draws an inference based on the key points of your reaction

Note:

  • Your reaction should be in the first person, e.g., ‘I learnt that …’, ‘I can see that…’, etc.
  • You should proofread your work to eliminate typographical and grammatical issues
  • Format your work properly
  • You should cite the referent and other materials consulted using the APA (7th edition) referencing style

How to Manage lecture and lesson videos

Many of the lessons at the school are recorded and may be accessed from the Orapuh YouTube channel and some other channels.

One of the requirements for success in each learning activity or lesson is for the student to watch lecture and related videos over and over again until they internalise each video’s content. This is the primary reason for making the recordings available to learners in the first place.

It is important that the student knows how to download videos from YouTube into the YouTube app instead of their phone so they can save cost and still have access to the resources offline.

How to save a YouTube video to watch offline on the YouTube app

1. Go to the video Watch page.

2 Below the video, tap ‘Download’ or tap ‘More’ and then, ‘Download’.

3. Once the video is downloaded, ‘Downloaded’ will become blue below the video.

Tips on how to write an Orapuh School Essay

  1. Your essay must have a Topic, which agrees with the assignment’s directions and the essay’s title and purpose
  2. You must develop each section and give clear evidence of a complete grasp of the knowledge of the subject area under discussion
  3. You should present your work sequentially in an order that is relevant to the topic under consideration
  4. Link the end of the previous chapter or section or subheading or paragraph to the beginning of the other.
  5. Use relevant and valid scientific/professional terms and names consistently throughout the work
  6. Be flexible and uniform. Write complete messages with simplified expressions. Avoid too much repetition of words
  7. You must argue out your views by giving holistic and well-supported arguments, especially with in-text citations, examples/evidence, and diagrams/charts (if necessary).
  8. Don’t just copy and paste. You should express your personal views with a critical perspective and evaluate your arguments with supporting evidence
  9. Use correct verb tense and pronouns. Order your words and sentences correctly
  10. Prime correct spelling and correct use of punctuation marks. There should be no misspellings, contractions, and typing errors
  11. You must use the APA (7th edition) style-crafted references and in-text citations to validate your essay. List references, strictly, according to the APA referencing guide (7th edition)
  12. You must organize your work in this order:
  • Introduction
  • Main text (broken down into subheadings)
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • References

13. A good essay should have

  • Cover Page (bearing the title of your work, the name of the school, the name and code of the course, your name and Reg. number, the name of the faculty member in charge of the course, and the month and date of the submission)
  • Table of Contents
  • Page numbers
  • Good and justified margins
  • Great and concise paragraphs
  • Good line spacing ((1.5)
  • Appendices (if necessary)
  • Font and colour consistency
  • Good separation of paragraphs
  • APA reference system citations
  1. Avoid plagiarism. Each essay must be submitted with the relevant plagiarism score. The allowable plagiarism rate at the school is 10% and below
  2. Avoid writing essays using Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  3. Bear in mind that the school would check each essay for plagiarism and AI use. Any essay that is found wanting would not be graded and the writer would face the ORDC for appropriate sanctions

Tips on how to write an Orapuh School summative assignment

  1. You must develop each question and give clear evidence of a complete grasp of the knowledge of the subject area under discussion in each question
  2. You should present your work sequentially in the order that the questions are posed
  3. Use relevant and valid scientific/professional terms and names consistently throughout the assignment
  4. Write complete messages with simplified expressions. Avoid too much repetition of words
  5. You must argue out your views by giving holistic and well-supported arguments, especially with in-text citations, examples/evidence, and diagrams/charts (if necessary).
  6. Don’t just copy and paste. You should express your personal views with a critical perspective and evaluate your arguments with supporting evidence
  7. Use correct verb tense and pronouns. Order your words and sentences correctly
  8. Prime correct spelling and correct use of punctuation marks. There should be no misspellings, contractions, and typing errors
  9. You must use the APA (7th edition) style crafted references and in-text citations to validate your assignment where necessary. List references, strictly, according to the APA referencing guide (7th edition)
  10. A good assignment should have
  • Cover Page (bearing the title of your         work, the name of the school, the name and code of the course, your name and Reg. number, the name of the faculty member in charge of the course, and the month and date of the submission)
  • Table of Contents
  • Page numbers
  • Good and justified margins
  • Great and concise paragraphs
  • Good line spacing ((1.5)
  • Appendices (if necessary)
  • Font and colour consistency
  • Good separation of paragraphs
  • APA reference system citations
  1. Avoid plagiarism. The allowable plagiarism rate at the school is 10% and below
  2. Avoid writing essays using Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  3. Bear in mind that the school would check each assignment for plagiarism and AI use. Any assignment that is found wanting would not be graded and the writer would face the ORDC for appropriate sanctions

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

Every student should visit the school’s Learning Resource Centre to access the resources that are essential for progress and success at the school. At the centre, you can access your programme’s roadmap, publication template, seminar template, practicum template and other learning resources. 

Recommended Textbooks

You will find your recommended textbooks list in your programme’s roadmap. Faculty members will guide you through how to go about utilizing the relevant portions of the textbooks. 

All the recommended textbooks are in the school library.

Assessments

Each course is assessed through formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments are not graded. Summative assessment for each assignment is graded over 100%. The pass mark for each course is 50%.