TEDxKL

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

Anne Tham

Education Reformist

With almost 30 years in education, founder and group CEO Anne Tham and her team at ACE EdVenture are paving the way for education. During her time teaching at KDU College and Taylor’s College, Anne made a stark observation that a majority of school leavers starting college lacked (and still do) fundamental critical thinking skills needed to meet the demands of the workplace. Even more so, was their poor English proficiency especially if they wanted to excel on a global stage.

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 “memorize, spit out and forget the next day” method. The programme that prides itself on offering “an education which doesn’t end when the classes do” is an educational experience that challenges students’ critical thinking; allowing them to learn the dynamics of teamwork and leadership as they develop excellent work ethics as individuals.

ACE EdVenture has evolved into a multitude of learning centres and two international schools: Sri Emas International School and Malaysia’s first entrepreneurial school, Dwi Emas International School.

Together with their project partner Jakarta-based Artoncode, ACE EdVenture Studio created what is claimed to be the world’s first Chemistry-learning role-playing game called the ChemCaper.

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