As founder and CEO of ACE EdVenture, Anne Tham is paving a new approach of Education in the 21st Century.
Whilst teaching at a few Malaysian colleges some years ago, Anne noted that most school leavers and even those awaiting to enter the career world lacked fundamental critical thinking skills. Spoken skills and language proficiency were sadly deficient, too.
In 1995, Anne set off to change the learning paradigm for school students by incorporating methods that engage the many facets of learning into her curriculum. Known as the ACE EdVenture Programme, she incorporated the “Oh! Effect” of learning instead of the traditional “memorise, spit out and forget the next day” method. The programme challenges students’ critical thinking, exposing them to the dynamics of teamwork and leadership whilst developing excellent work ethics as individuals.
Today, ACE EdVenture has many learning centres and two international schools to its credit, namely the Sri Emas International School in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and Malaysia’s first entrepreneurial school, Dwi Emas International School, in Puchong, Selangor.
Currently, Ms Anne is exploring her next frontier in learning, teaming up with project partner Jakarta-based Artoncode, ACE EdVenture Studio, which covers the gamification of education with ChemCaper, said to be the world’s first Chemistry-learning role-playing game.