Education Curriculum Center
Located on the lower level of the James B. Duke Library, the Education Curriculum Center houses professional education resources including k-12 textbooks, juvenile literature, and curriculum materials that support the preparation of initial and continuing educators. The curriculum collection is overseen by the library staff who work collaboratively with the Education Department to acquire and maintain resources that are current and reflect best instructional practices.
Education Department Methods Classroom (Hipp Hall 205)
The methods classroom/laboratory provides a large flexible space for teaching and learning. The room makes available numerous resources for students including 26 wireless laptops. Half of the room is devoted to science laboratory space where certification candidates can conduct experiments and practice science lessons. The remaining half of the room allows for a variety of arrangements supporting lectures, discussions, and cooperative teaching. The methods room incorporates science and social studies curriculum materials, as well as digital microscopes and computer interfaced lab equipment. The classroom was provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
The Center for Teaching and Learning is a resource devoted to providing pedagogical strategies and technical support for faculty and students at Furman University. CTL sponsors opportunities for faculty to participate in events, workshops, and symposia that promote reflection on curricular innovations and engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more information, visit the CTL website.
Project-Based Learning Classroom
This classroom was funded by Marybeth Bunting Childers ’80 and Alfred Childers ’80. The Childers Project-Based Learning (PBL) Classroom in Hipp Hall is designed to introduce students to ways of implementing PBL methodology in local classrooms. Project-Based Learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students are engaged in actively exploring real-world problems and challenges. In a PBL classroom, the teacher serves as a facilitator of student learning instead of as a traditional lecturer. Furman’s classroom features four movable, multi-functional learning spaces, along with interactive smart screen technology and whiteboard walls.