Dr. Dorothy Ofoha

Dr. Dorothy Ofoha

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Senior Lecturer

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Dr. Dorothy Ofoha is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). She holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a trained teacher who is committed to students’ learning and development and has been actively involved in child and youth development as well as voluntary humanitarian services. A 5-time grant award recipient: she has been involved in many collaborative studies and implemented major research projects supported with grants from various sources including the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA), Commonwealth of Learning, and TETFund. She has presented papers at national and international conferences, with a number of scholarly publications to her credit. She has participated in training programmes on distance education, course material writing, instructional design, and facilitating e-learning. She is a member of some professional bodies including the Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologists (NISEP), Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA), African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), and the American Psychological Association (APA). Her research interests span the fields of child and adolescent psychology with focus on behaviour management and control, behavioural interventions to reduce child corporal punishment at home and at school, and learning motivation, as well as in the area of distance education and programme development. Dorothy is self-driven, result-oriented, highly methodical, and works with passion for excellence.

  • Online facilitation and teaching
  • Managing and coordinating course programme (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Writing of course materials for use by students
  • Setting examination questions and coordinating the marking of scripts
  • Supervision of students’ projects
  • Monitoring of teaching practice procedures
  • Monitoring of students on teaching practice
  • Monitoring of teaching practice procedures
  • Research activities
  • Community service engagements
  • Classroom management and control
  • Child discipline and parenting
  • Behavioural interventions to reduce child corporal punishment 
  • Learning motivation
  • Distance education and programme development

 

  1.  Ofoha, D.N. (2012). Contribution of ODL programme to human capacity development: The case of the Primary Education Programme of the National Open University of Nigeria. Makerere Journal of Higher Education (MAJOHE), 3 (2), 123-139. A publication of the Makerere University College of Education, Uganda. 
  2.  Ogidan, R. and Ofoha, D.N. (2012). Psychosocial correlates of academic success among distance learners in National Open University of Nigeria: Some implications. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning (WAJOFEL), 2 (1), 9-32. A Journal of the Regional Training & Research Institute for Open & Distance Learning (RETRIDAL) Nigeria.
  3.  Ofoha, D.N. (2012). Assuring quality evaluation practices in open and distance learning system: The case of the National Open University of Nigeria. Africa Education Review, 9 (2), 230-248. A publication of the University of South Africa –UNISA. 
  4.  Ofoha, D.N. (2012). Open and distance learning provision for inmates of remand homes in Nigeria: Unexplored possibilities. A Journal of the Nigerian Academy of Education (JONAED), 8 (1), 95-111. A publication of the Nigerian Academy of Education. 
  5.  Ofoha, D.N. (2012). Positive discipline as an alternative to physical punishment in Nigerian schools: Towards a sustainable learner-friendly result-oriented classroom. Proceedings of the 1st Africa Forum on Teaching Regulatory Authorities- AFTRA Teaching and Learning in Africa Conference, Cotonou, Benin Republic, 23-25 May 2012, pp237-245. 
  6.  Ofoha, D.N. (2012). Influence of some school variables on school-based curriculum implementation in Nigerian secondary schools. A Journal of the Nigerian Academy of Education (JONAED), 8 (2), 29-42. A publication of the Nigerian Academy of Education.
  7.  Ofoha, D.N. (2012) Bridging the development gap in Nigeria: Reaching the unreached through open and distance learning. HURIA Journal of the Open University of Tanzania, 13 (2), 124-142.  
  8.  Ofoha, D.N. (2013) Impact of intervention programme on parental attitudes toward physical punishment of children. Journal of Educational Studies and Management, 1 (1), 84-197. A publication of the University of Benin, Nigeria.
  9.  Ofoha, D.N. (2013). Open and distance learning as a transformative strategy in equalizing educational opportunity in Nigeria. In I. O. Salawy., A. I. Ikeotuonye., and J. O. Inegbedion (Eds.), Perspectives on Nigerian Education. Lagos: Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria 222-239pp. ISBN 978-239-111-0.
  10.  Ofoha, D.N. and Iwuchukwu, F. O. (2013) Study of relationship between learner characteristics and learning of psychomotor skills among distance students. In V. O. Adedipe and O. D. Ojo (Eds.), Pedagogical Psychology of Teaching and learning. Lagos: Learner Support Directorate, National Open University of Nigeria 11-24pp ISBN 978-933-452-0.
  11.  Iwuchukwu, F. O and Ofoha, D.N. (2013) Assessment of practical skill learning activities in study materials developed by the National Open University of Nigeria. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning (WAJOFEL), 2 (2), 175-192. A Journal of the Regional Training & Research Institute for Open & Distance Learning (RETRIDAL), Nigeria.
  12.  Ofoha, D.N. (2013) Assessing students’ competency and practical learning ability in a distance learning environment, The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 16 (2), 1-11. A publication of the University of West Georgia, USA (United States of America). 
  13.  Ofoha, D.N. (2013) Analysis of the instructional effectiveness and quality of self-study materials used by students of the National Open University of Nigeria. Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice, 35 (1), 103-128. A publication of the University of South Africa (UNISA) (South Africa) 
  14.  Ofoha, D.N. and Saidu Rosemary (2014). Evaluating an educational program for parents on child discipline: A Nigerian pilot study. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology (IJSEP), 2 (2), 137-147. A publication of the International School Psychology Association, The Netherlands, Europe.
  15.  Ofoha, D.N.  (2014). Assessment of the contribution of open and distance learning to human capacity development: NOUN products as case example. International Open and Distance Learning Journal, 4th ACDE Special Edition, 54-68. Zimbabwe Open University.
  16.  Ofoha, D.N. (2014). The role of rewards and punishment in motivating school learning: A review and synthesis of the literature. NOUN Journal of Education: A publication of the Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria, 1 (1), 111-118. 
  17.  Ofoha, D.N. (2014). An investigation of factors influencing learning of psychomotor skills in distance courses. Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL), 23, 1 & 2, 17-34. A Journal of the Indira Gandhi National Open University- IGNOU, India. 
  18.  Ofoha, D.N. (2015). Relation between parental disciplinary practices and youth violent behaviour: Implications for parenting education. Nigerian Psychological Research, 3, 294-306. A Journal of the Nigerian Psychological Association. 
  19.  Ofoha, D.N. (2015). Gender stereotypes and their impacts on the girl-child’s self-image and attitude towards education in three selected states in Nigeria. Journal of Research and Educational Development (JORED), 6 (1&2), 3-14. A publication of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Nigeria. 
  20.  Ofoha, D.N. and Okoza, J. (2016). Metacognitive awareness and self-regulation strategies among undergraduate students in self-directed learning situations. Journal of Issues and Practice in Education, 8(2), 259-281. A publication of the Open University of Tanzania. 
  21.  Ofoha, D. (2016). Examining students’ needs through Maslow’s hierarchy of needs model: A psychological framework for increasing student retention and satisfaction in distance learning. NOUN Journal of Education,Vol. 3. A publication of the Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria. 
  22.  Tenebe, A. V., Ojo, O., Ogunlela, Y., Yakubu, B. A., & Ofoha, D. (2016). Minority students in graduate studies: An exploration into women’s accessibility to higher education through the open and distance learning mode in Nigeria. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning, 5(1), 1-23. A Journal of the Regional Training & Research Institute for Open & Distance Learning (RETRIDAL), Nigeria.
  23.  Ofoha, D. (2017). Use of teacher praise as a classroom behavioural intervention for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Nigerian Educational Psychologist, 15(2), 195-207. A Journal of the Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologists. 
  24.  Ofoha, D. (2017). Teachers’ method of discipline and perceptions of disciplinary practices among teachers in Lagos metropolis: Barriers and facilitators. Journal of Educational Foundations, 7(1), 3-14. A Journal of the Faculty of Education, University of Jos. (Nigeria) 
  25.  Ofoha, D. (2017). Analysis of teacher reinforcement practices and reprimands system at the basic education classrooms: An observation study. Journal for Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences, 6(2), 218-232. A Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences, University of Namibia. 
  26.  Ofoha, D. (2017). Africa and the global knowledge economy: Meeting the challenge through innovative approach to teaching, learning and research in higher education in Africa. In M. Omolewa, B. O. Lawal, F. G. Paulley and M. Abdulrahman-Yusuf (Eds.), Theory and practice of education in Nigeria (Vol.1). Port Harcourt: University of Port Harcourt Press Ltd 301-312pp. ISBN 978-52931-1-1 (Nigeria).
  27.  Ofoha, D. (2017). Rewards and punishment in Nigerian classroom: An exploration of factors that influence Nigerian teachers’ choice of discipline methods. Niger Delta Journal of Education, 9(1&2, 231-243). A Journal of the Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Nigeria.
  28.  Ofoha, D. & Ogidan, R (2017). Parenting intervention to reduce child negative discipline in Nigeria: A PEP evaluation study. Nigerian Psychological Research, 5, 715-733. A Journal of the Nigerian Psychological Association. 
  1. Editorial Board Member and Business Editor, NOUN Journal of Education, 2012 – 2016
  2. Member & Secretary, Faculty of Education seminar and journal publication committee, 2012-2016
  3. Member of the University’s “Educational Research and Development Group” 2010-2012.
  4. Member, NOUN graduates tracer study committee 2017- date
  5. Membership of several other committees
  1.  1st Africa Forum on Teaching Regulatory Authorities AFTRA Teaching and Learning in Africa Conference Cotonou, Benin Republic, 23-24 May 2012. Paper presented: “Positive discipline as an alternative to physical punishment in Nigerian schools: Towards a sustainable learner-friendly classroom”.
  2.  2012 Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 4-6 September, 2012. Paper presented: “Gender stereotypes and their impacts on the girl-child’s self-image and attitude towards education”
  3.  121st Annual Convention of the American American Psychological Association (APA), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 31 July-4 Aug 2013. Paper presented: “Educational program for parents on childrearing discipline”Seventh Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF 7), Abuja, Nigeria, 2-6, Dec., 2013. Paper presented: “Gender stereotypes and girl-child education in Nigeria”.
  4.  4th African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 6-9 June, 2014. Paper presented: “Assessment of the contribution of open and distance learning to human capacity development: NOUN products as case example”. 
  5.  1st Annual Conference of the Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos, 8-11 September, 2014. Paper presented: “Relation between parental disciplinary practices and youth violent behaviour: Implications for parenting education”.
  6.  123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Toronto, Canada, 6-9 August, 2015. Paper presented: “Design and evaluation of a school-based reinforcement program for primary school teachers”.
  7.  124th Annual Convention of the American American Psychological Association (APA), Denver, Colorado, USA, 4-7 August, 2016. Paper presented: “Effects of intervention with a 4:1 praise-to-reprimand ratio for high-risk classrooms”.
  8.  16th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologists (NISEP), Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, 24-29 October, 2016. Paper presented: “Use of teacher praise as a classroom behavioural intervention for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)”.
  9.  17th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologists (NISEP), Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria, 23-27 October, 2017. Paper presented: “School corporal punishment as a risk factor of child psychological adjustment problems: A case study of out-of-school adolescents in Lagos metropolis”
  •  Iwuchukwu, O., & Ofoha, D. (2012). “An assessment of the competency-based learning elements in study materials developed by National Open University of Nigeria”. A research supported with grant from the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) through the Regional Training & Research Institute for Open & Distance Learning (RETRIDAL)
  •   Ofoha, D., & Iwuchukwu, O. (2013). “Employer perception and expectations of professional competency of distance learning graduates: A tracer study of NOUN graduates”. A research supported with grant from COL through RETRIDAL
  •  Ofoha, D. & Okoza, J. (2014). “Metacognitive awareness and self-regulated learning strategies among students in self-directed learning situations: An exploratory study”. A research supported with grant from COL through RETRIDAL
  •  Ofoha, D., Ogidan, R., & Saidu, R. (2017). “Child discipline and violence in Nigeria: A community-based intervention programme to reduce violent discipline and other forms of negative parenting practices”. A research supported with grant from TETFund Research Fund – a federal Tertiary Education Trust Fund in Nigeria.
  •  Conference sponsorship travel grant from the British Educational Research Association (BERA) to attend and present paper at the BERA Conference which held at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 4-6 September, 2012.