Furman University opens PBL classroom to train teachers

Academic RGBPNGFurman University recently opened the Childers Project-Based Learning Classroom in Hipp Hall named after Marybeth and Alfred Childers, lifelong supporters of Furman’s Teacher Education Program.

The innovative space allows Furman faculty to emulate a project-based learning classroom so that those in the class experience the learner-centered, collaborative environment in which they will eventually facilitate.

The new space comes after several colleges and universities in the state, including Furman, partnered with the SC Department of Education, the New Tech Network, and expert teachers to develop a three-course project-based learning teaching endorsement. South Carolina is the first state to develop an endorsement for project-based learning.

Project-based learning is one of four innovative practices endorsed by TransformSC as leading students to the skills and characteristics listed on the Profile of the SC Graduate.

This post contains excerpts from a release issued by Furman University.  Read the full article here>>