Experiential Learning Program Design

A shift of phase

Since moving to Asia in 2014, DK are innovation consultants and experiential learning program designers.

If you’re not familiar with the term ‘experiential learning,’ according to Wikipedia, experiential learning is distinct from rote learning, in which the learner plays a comparatively passive role… [In contrast], experiential learning entails a hands-on approach to learning that moves away from just the teacher at the front of the room imparting and transferring their knowledge to students. It makes learning an experience that moves beyond the classroom and strives to bring a more involved way of learning.’

DK’s work is to partner with others to design opportunities for guests to engage in meaningful experiences.

Building relationships and discovering opportunities for us to work with new people in and near Southeast Asia has been a curious and important time of transition for DK. Many more partnerships, now. With people from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and visions. This is where our experiential learning programs come into play. New alliances with those who also share our philosophy about the importance of introducing fresh thinking into a daily routine have become very important. Teaming with others makes it possible for us to continue to develop and evolve our unique. home-made but practice-informed style of sharing.

Researching and developing by continuing to practice has been how we got to the places where we are now, and we are sharing with less clunky and clumsy training wheels now that we have grown into our new roles here at DK. Thanks to all the trial and error from ‘discovering by doing,’ which is the way we kick it around here, DK can continue to custom design sets of experiences for our partners and their guests to try something… a little bit different, and very, very new. Together. Change starts with wanting to. Of course we cannot do this work alone. Groups who have asked us to deliver experiential workshops include:

The 1961 Co-working & Art space, ‘Choices’ Siem Reap Cambodia  2014
ArcHub, ‘MOD’, Phnom Penh 2014
British Council, ‘Expanding Windows,’ Đà Lạt 2020
CORA Northwest, ‘Just Be You’  Seattle 2009
De La Salle middle school, ‘Design + Computing’ West Cork Ireland 2002
Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership, ‘Human-Centered Design in Cambodia,’ Phnom Penh 2014
Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership, ‘Listening’, Phnom Penh 2015
Duke University, ‘Girls in Science’ Durham NC 2012
EchoStream Design‘Modern Sikkim’, Gangtok 2014
Edogawa University, ‘Everyday Conversation,’ Tokyo 2002
The Factory, ‘Design Thinking,’ Phnom Penh 2019
Foo Cafe, ‘Flow: How to effortlessly reach your peak productivity in 90 minutes’, Malmoe 2015
Inno-tech Festival, ‘Flow’ Phnom Penh 2015
Neilson Hays Library, ‘SELF,’ Bangkok 2014
NIPTICT, ‘Design Thinking’, Phnom Penh 2018
Oulu Arts Festival,’Hei Kesä,’ at Kahvila Tuokio Oulu Finland 2018
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: ‘Design Thinking:’ Chapel Hill 2012
Skibbereen Eldercare Centre, ‘Introduction to Internet,’ West Cork Ireland 2001
SparkCON Festival, ‘Float’ Raleigh 2012
TEDx Raleigh, ‘There’s Not That Much Time Left2012
VIA Programs at Stanford University, ‘SELF,’ Palo Alto 2014



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