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A mysterious portal beckons with the lure of new discovery and knowledge. Dare you step through it, and join an expedition with no certainty of a safe return? Amazing adventures certainly await the brave and the bold, an expedition into the unknown that is only for the lionhearted.
Shadowed in the depths of the Malaysian rainforest, a team of archaeologists discovered the ruins of a long-lost civilization. Amongst the toppled pillars and shattered structures stood a gigantic ring of stone that has survived the weathering of time. Attempts to decipher the inscription around the ring suggests that it is a mysterious portal to a place unknown, a portal that will be opened during an impending solar eclipse.
A team of intrepid young explorers are being assembled to take a journey through the portal and hopefully be able to return with answers to the questions raised by this discovery. Who built this civilization? What technology powers the portal? Where does it lead to? What does this all mean?
This mission is shrouded with uncertainty, using technology so foreign that it could very well be described as magic. The expedition welcomes only the brave – the lion-hearted. Do you dare take this leap? Are you ready to face a multitude of potential dangers? Do you heed the call to join Expedition Lionheart?
Expedition Lionheart is a creative writing programme designed for participants of around 12 – 15 years of age, with learning plans that organically evolve with participants over time. Using an adventure-driven thematic programme structure, participants will be presented with weekly challenges that will interest, provoke, and inspire creative thinking and expressive communication, while requiring criticality and collaboration.
The weekly learning experience consists of:
A typical week will start off with the Zoom session which will introduce a scenario that the team has encountered. During the session, team members will discuss and further explore the scenario through activities, games, and other live interaction. Before the Zoom session ends, a Mission will be presented with details further provided in an email.
Team members will have until the next Zoom session to complete the Mission. Missions will require a creative writing task with a focus on at least one of the following learning outcomes;
During the week, team members can email the facilitator for support, but replies will be provided only the day after. This is designed to instill disciplined communications and nurture patience – to offset a culture of instant gratification.
Completed Missions will be discussed where relevant in the upcoming Zoom session, with full feedback provided in an email. There are no grades or scores given. Missions will also be shared with other team members if permission is granted. This will be asked for on a case by case basis.
If you have questions that are not answered here, please write in to email@example.com.
Sessions are on Mondays at 6:30pm. Entry into the cohort is only at the beginning of every month, subject to availability. A seat on Expedition Lionheart can be purchased here, renewable on a monthly basis at the same price. This means your initial commitment is only for one month.
The fee includes four weekly Zoom sessions, email support, and feedback on take-home activities. No sessions are held on the fifth week of the month (though this happens on average only once every three months). There will be compensation for sessions that are canceled, including those that fall on public holidays. This will be informed to parents via email ahead of time where possible or as soon as it is convenient to do so.
Participants will need to ensure they have access to a web-enabled computer (with webcam and microphone) and have a working email account in order to participate in the programme.
Registration is on a first come first served process, determined by the completion of a seat purchase on this site.
If the Monday slot isn’t right for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an interest in future time slots. Depending on demand, new cohorts will be launched each month, with weekly sessions on different days.
Expedition Lionheart is developed and will be facilitated by Dr. Daniel Loy, an experienced educator with a Masters in Online Education and a PhD in Free Choice Education. An earlier variation of this programme was first delivered in 2006 in a physical classroom format and was conducted successfully for 5 years.
Professionally, Dr. Daniel has helmed various leadership roles in academia, a science centre, and in government, and has designed and delivered numerous learning programmes and workshops on various topics including Creative Thinking, Design Thinking, STEM Education, Innovation, and maker activities for a wide range of audiences.
The Expedition Lionheart experience is not designed to support the formal education syllabus directly, it is instead a supplemental learning offering designed to ‘fill in the gaps’. Though English is the primary language used, the programme centres more on creative expression using the language and less on the grammatical rules itself. Supportive forms of creative communication such as the use of visuals and props will also be included in the programme where relevant.
Parents can certainly be ‘in the room’ when Zoom sessions are on, but parents are discouraged from participating or stepping in. From experience, participants are usually more forthcoming and engaged when parents are not directly included. However, to assuage any concerns, parents can be the conduit for all email correspondents, or choose to be cc’ed in all communications if participants have their own emails.
Though efforts will be taken to steer conversations away from contentious topics, there is still the possibility that they may emerge. Given the structure of the learning experience around creative and critical thinking, past experience has shown that participants will broach or introduce potentially difficult topics at some time or another. Though this won’t be encouraged, it won’t be dismissed either with the exception of topics/themes that are harmful or damaging to self or others in which parents will be immediately informed.
Expedition Lionheart is fully delivered in English, however, participants of all proficiency levels are welcomed with the minimum expectation being the ability to read, write, and speak at a Primary school level. Participants will also need to be able to join in the weekly Zoom sessions and have email access throughout. Weekly missions are scalable to be appropriate to the ability of individual learners.
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Looking forward to more unique & cool designs!
I came across @danjumbuckdesign on Instagram and immediately fell in love with the products, particularly on the handmade candle and tealight holders, succulent and plant pots and tote bags with unique design. I made my first purchase and Daniel was very accommodating in attending my order. He ensured the items will be diligently handmade and he delivered them promptly which I later received in near excellent condition. Though the was some minor defect encountered with one of the tote bags, Daniel was very responsive and kind enough to provide me store credit which allured me to place my second order, and I received the order within few days after despite RMCO. If you are looking for things that will spark joy to you, I highly recommend @danjumbuckdesign.
Received the soaps and the dishes, Daniel. They are so lovely! Will order some more next time! Thanks!
Danjumbuck Designs is a design and learning consultancy that operates from a home-based maker space in Selangor, Malaysia. We offer consultancy services and expert advisory in areas of education specifically free-choice learning, maker, STEM, entrepreneurship and innovation. We also offer workshops and we manage and operate this e-store which offers ready made products, other items which are custom made to order, and learning kits for online or home use.
Dr. Daniel Loy
Founder and Principal www.linkedin.com/in/ danielloy
Danjumbuck Designs is founded by Dr. Daniel Loy, a STEM educator specialising in free choice learning with over 15 years of experience. He is also an established maker, and a social innovator. He has worked in a startup, a Fortune 500 corporation, and the Malaysian government but has moved on from leadership roles helmed to pursue his interest in maker education via Danjumbuck Designs, while supporting social enterprises as an Associate Director of PurpoSE Malaysia, and helping develop the Entrepreneurship & innovation Hub at Monash University Malaysia as a consultant.