Is entrepreneurship the answer to creating job-ready, 21st century students?

Imagine a school where students learn biology through Tai chi, additional mathematics by a trip to the water theme park and physics all through hip hop.While unorthodox, that’s how ACE EdVenture Group CEO Anne Tham and Chief Academic Officer and Director Melinda Lim are transforming education for students, where learning isn’t always confined to the four walls of a brick and mortar classroom.The curriculum at Dwi Emas International School – Malaysia’s first entrepreneurial school, which Tham founded – is located in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Here, students are educated beyond their books. They are taught skills that can be applied in the real world, in addition to learning and understanding their lessons through engagement, not rote learning. Starting them young Instilling an entrepreneur mindset starts from the moment students start their schooling at Dwi Emas. But how exactly do you teach kids about entrepreneurship? “Entrepreneurship can mean different things to different people, so our approach is defined by our 12 Pillars of Powerpreneurship, a culmination of our founders’ own entrepreneurial journeys,” notes the school’s website. These principles include ‘design my money blueprint’, ‘trust is the new currency’ and ‘become a problem solver’.

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