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Meghan Orman

Adjunct

Adjuncts | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Philosophy, Education, Bees

Education

American Montessori Society Infant/Toddler Credential (2016)

Center for Montessori Teacher Education 

 

M.A. Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics (2011)

Thesis: Democracy and Education in the 21st Century

University of North Florida 

 

B.A. Philosophy, Politics, and Law (2007)

SUNY Binghamton

Biography

My current research interests are in how toddlers learn language and how varying educational environments (traditional, Montessori, etc.) influence this development. I am also interested in how brain development in the toddler years sets the foundation for executive function skills. My broader interests are in ethics and applied philosophy, philosophy with children (18 months and up), democracy and education, Montessori education, and developmental psychology. 

 

I'm also in the University of Florida's Master Beekeeper program. I study and host workshops on honey bees and native bees. 

Publications & Presentations

South Carolina Montessori Alliance Annual Conference, October 2018

“Follow the Toddler: A Developmental Approach”

 

Montessori Family Alliance, Montessori Family Life Webinar, 2017

“Notes From the Hive:  How Honey Bees Can Help Us Better Prepare Our Home Environments”

 

South Carolina Montessori Alliance Annual Conference, 2017

“Worker Bees and Children:  How an Understanding of the Honey Bee Caste System Can Help Our

Classrooms Thrive”

 

South Carolina Montessori Alliance Annual Conference, 2016

“A Montessori-Beehive Experience:  On the Importance of the Prepared Environment”

 

Center for Montessori Teacher Education/North Carolina, Commencement Speech, 2016

“A Montessori-Beehive Experience:  On the Importance of the Prepared Environment”

 

Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference, 2009

“The Immorality of Nonmoral Pursuits”

Orman
Contact Information

(904) 620-4200

meghan.orman@unf.edu