Our Approach

 

The ACE EdVenture Approach:

Reverse-engineering the future and applying it in our classrooms!

The ACE EdVenture Approach used at Sri Emas has been pushing the boundaries of education for the past 22 years, impacted the lives of 15,000 students to date, and is still going strong. Conceived and developed by our founders, Anne and Melinda, it stemmed from a simple observation: 12 years in the conventional education system, yet students were unprepared for university and the workplace [it's still happening].

So we did something about it.

Creativity and Innovation are the names of our game, and we continuously innovate our methodology so that our students are always getting the best education possible.

Read on to get a general idea on how we achieve this and what the ACE EdVenture Approach entails:

 
 

Reverse-engineering

As educators, we continue to educate ourselves on where the future is heading and tweak our delivery to nurture future-proof skills such as self-discipline, adaptability, initiative, cognitive flexibility, and decision making.

This way, we know we're always preparing students for their future.


Reverse-engineering

As educators, we continue to educate ourselves on where the future is heading and tweak our delivery to nurture future-proof skills such as self-discipline, adaptability, initiative, cognitive flexibility, and decision making.

This way, we know we're always preparing students for their future.

Every surface is a canvas

Who says lessons have to be confined in classrooms?

The same four walls for 8 hours a day can be stifling. We like getting creative with our learning: sitting, standing, in the corridors, on the floors, in the labs, out at the water park! Every space is a learning space and every surface is a canvas for learning! This is especially great for visual and kinaesthetic learners.

 

Every surface is a canvas

Who says lessons have to be confined in classrooms?

The same four walls for 8 hours a day can be stifling. We like getting creative with our learning: sitting, standing, in the corridors, on the floors, in the labs, out at the water park! Every space is a learning space and every surface is a canvas for learning! This is especially great for visual and kinaesthetic learners.

 

Progress, not perfection

We push our students to grow beyond their limitations!

Expecting perfection of them is unrealistic. Instead, we strive for progress. We stand by our students through their journey with us, giving them feedback and the opportunity to upgrade their work. Whether it's an improvement from a D to C, or A to A*, every win is worth celebrating with our students.


Progress, not perfection

We push our students to grow beyond their limitations!

Expecting perfection of them is unrealistic. Instead, we strive for progress. We stand by our students through their journey with us, giving them feedback and the opportunity to upgrade their work. Whether it's an improvement from a D to C, or A to A*, every win is worth celebrating with our students.

Young people passionate about education

Most of our teachers are young, and unapologetically so! Being young and passionate about education, our teachers can connect and relate to our students as their role models.

It's not unusual to see teachers and students hanging out together during breaks. The boundaries are still clear of course, and this mutual respect enhances learning in the classroom as teachers are in a better position to guide and coach students to progress.

 

Young people passionate about education

Most of our teachers are young, and unapologetically so! Being young and passionate about education, our teachers can connect and relate to our students as their role models.

It's not unusual to see teachers and students hanging out together during breaks. The boundaries are still clear of course, and this mutual respect enhances learning in the classroom as teachers are in a better position to guide and coach students to progress.

 

Keeping it relevant

As a student, did you ever wonder why you were learning something, only to realise its use later in life?

When we teach, we like to give our students the big-picture view of what they are learning. For example, a teacher takes his class on a jog through the corridors, telling them to pay attention to the sensations they feel as they slow down or take the corners. This leads to discussions of the concepts of Momentum and Inertia in Physics, how it applies in their lives and beyond. We acknowledge that students have the innate curiosity to learn, we just have to harness that and make what they're learning relevant.


Keeping it relevant

As a student, did you ever wonder why you were learning something, only to realise its use later in life?

When we teach, we like to give our students the big-picture view of what they are learning. For example, a teacher takes his class on a jog through the corridors, telling them to pay attention to the sensations they feel as they slow down or take the corners. This leads to discussions of the concepts of Momentum and Inertia in Physics, how it applies in their lives and beyond. We acknowledge that students have the innate curiosity to learn, we just have to harness that and make what they're learning relevant.

Throwing out the box

"Think outside the box". We hear that all the time. Well, we've gone ahead and thrown out that box.

We are constantly thinking up new ways to get students excited and engaged about topics. A lot of these ideas are implemented in class coursework. Coursework has been a staple of our approach since the beginning. Sell your castles for History, choreograph Hip-Hop for Physics, it goes on! The coursework we create challenges our students' understanding and instils cross-subject and cross-skilled learning.

To walk our talk, our own team of teachers created the world's first Chemistry role-playing game for mobile devices, ChemCaper, which we use in our classrooms to bring new flavour into learning Chemistry!

 

Throwing out the box

"Think outside the box". We hear that all the time. Well, we've gone ahead and thrown out that box.

We are constantly thinking up new ways to get students excited and engaged about topics. A lot of these ideas are implemented in class coursework. Coursework has been a staple of our approach since the beginning. Sell your castles for History, choreograph Hip-Hop for Physics, it goes on! The coursework we create challenges our students' understanding and instils cross-subject and cross-skilled learning.

To walk our talk, our own team of teachers created the world's first Chemistry role-playing game for mobile devices, ChemCaper, which we use in our classrooms to bring new flavour into learning Chemistry!

 

Trained to fit our teaching style

All our teachers go through our very own ACE EdVenture Training Programme that has been developed in-house. The training is derived from the success we've had in impacting students for past the 20 years and flows from our founders' teaching experience.

Our training programme not only focuses on subject delivery, but also on how to build a class culture. Every teacher is able to embody the ACE EdVenture culture and teaching standards are maintained across the board.

 

Trained to fit our teaching style

All our teachers go through our very own ACE EdVenture Training Programme that has been developed in-house. The training is derived from the success we've had in impacting students for past the 20 years and flows from our founders' teaching experience.

Our training programme not only focuses on subject delivery, but also on how to build a class culture. Every teacher is able to embody the ACE EdVenture culture and teaching standards are maintained across the board.

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