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Tami Augustine

Associate Professor-Clinical, Department of Teaching and Learning

Program Area: Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education

(614) 292-7078
augustine.19@osu.edu

Biography

Tami Augustine is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Studies and Middle Childhood Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Tami worked in both private and public schools as a teacher and administrator. She received her PhD in Social Studies and Global Education from The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on social studies teacher education, uses of technology in education, global education, and contemplative practices in teaching and learning. Tami co-edited a book entitled Research in Global Citizenship Education, in which she also contributed a chapter: A “Real World” Approach to Project Based Learning in Global Citizenship Education. The Social Studies licensure program can be found on Twitter, @OSUSocStudies.

 

Tami also serves as the Director of Teacher Education for the Columbus campus in the Department of Teaching and Learning. She coordinates and oversees the eight teacher licensure programs, as well as the Child and Youth Studies program in the Department of Teaching and Learning. 

Education

  • PhD, Social Studies and Global Education, The Ohio State University, 2014
  • MA, Social Studies and Global Education, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • BA, History and Secondary Education, The College of Wooster, 1992

Research Interests

Research Summary

Augustine’s research focuses on social studies teacher education, uses of technology in education, global education, and contemplative practices in teaching and learning. 

1:1 iPad Technology: This study will provide an understanding of the impact of 1:1 iPad technology on preservice teacher educational experiences. This study combines the use of iPads with coursework and field experiences to inform the work of teacher educators as it serves to identify where preservice teachers need additional support in using and implementing the use of education based technology. How and for what purposes preservice teachers use technology with their own students is directly related to how teacher education courses “contribute to pre-service teachers' perceptions of the value of technology” since “teachers often employ only the tools used by those who have taught before them” (Kaufman, 2014, p. 3).

Virtual Professional Learning Networks: Social media and other Web 2.0 technologies allow preservice teachers to extend professional conversations beyond classroom walls as well as interact with professionals and colleagues across the world, often in real time. This project provides preservice teachers’ opportunities to interact with educators, aspiring educators, and teacher educators through the use of Twitter and a micro-blogging platform to develop a VPLN. We are interested in how preservice teachers develop a professional network, determine who and what to engage with, how their involvement in these VPLNs supplements their coursework, and how they use what they learn from participating in a VPLN to inform their teaching. 

Selected Presentations

  • Using Legos and Project-Based Learning to Move Beyond Mapping Skills, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA, December 2017.
  • Spirituality and Mindfulness in Global Citizenship Education; Planning and Taking Action through Global Citizenship Education, University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA, October 2017.
  • Preparing Global Educators for 21st Century Classrooms, International Assembly (IA) Annual Conference. Washington DC, December 2016.
  • Technology, Inquiry, and Taking Action for Global Citizenship Education, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference. Washington DC, December 2016.
  • Research on Perspectives, Practices, and Leadership in Global Education, Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA) Annual Conference. Evanston, IL, October 2016.
  • Teaching U.S. Government and Engaged Citizenship for the Middle Grades, Antioch College. Yellow Springs, Ohio, June 2016.
  • Fostering Critical Global Citizenship Education through Inquiry, Global Education Forum Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA, October 2016.
  • Using iPads to Enhance Student Learning, Reynoldsburg City Schools, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, June 2016.
  • Culturally Responsive Approaches to Classroom Management, Reynoldsburg City Schools, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, June 2016.
  • Technology and Project Based Learning for Global Citizenship, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA, February 2016.
  • Researching and Reflecting on Global Citizenship Using On-Line Forums, International Assembly (IA) Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, November 2015.
  • Global Citizenship & the Millennium Development Goals, International Assembly (IA) Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, November 2015.
  • Praxis in Teacher Education to Prepare Global Educators for the 21st Century, Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA) Annual Conference. Evanston, IL, October 2015.
  • Potentials and Limitations: Theories and Research for Digital and Global Citizenship Education, Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA) Annual Conference. Evanston, IL, October 2015.
  • Deep Listening, Authentic Dialogue: An (Inter)Connected Approach to Teacher Education, ACHME/Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Annual Conference. Washington DC, October 2015.
  • Reflections on Engaging Culture, Race, and Spirituality, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA, April 2014.
  • What a Difference a Global Education Paradigm for Social Studies Teacher Education Can Make, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.
  • Online Dialogue: Increasing Interconnectedness, Open-mindedness, and Empathy amongst Teacher Candidates, The International Society for the Social Studies (ISSS) Annual Conference. Orlando, FL, February 2014.
  • Culture, Community, and Culturally Responsive Social Studies in the Era of edTPA, College and University Faculty Association (CUFA) Conference. St. Louis, MO, November 2013.
  • Poverty of Standardization: A Response from a Spiritual Paradigm, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
  • Ohio Elementary Principals Report on the State of Social Studies Since High-Stakes Test Elimination, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, April 2013.

Selected Publications

  • Augustine, T. (2017). Deep listening, authentic dialogue: Supporting the work of critical global education. In K. Byrnes, J. Dalton, & B. Dorman (Eds.), Presence, Practice, Persistence: Contemplative Approaches to Preservice Teacher Education.
  • Augustine, T. & Harshman, J. (2017). A balancing act in the age of edTPA: Place, cultures, and assessment in Middle Childhood teacher education. In P. Howell, S. Faulkner, J. Jones, & J. Carpenter (Eds.), Preparing Middle Level Educators for 21st Century Schools: Enduring Beliefs, Changing Times, Evolving Practices (in press).
  • Harshman, J. & Augustine, T. (2016). Using informal social studies education spaces and mobile technology in teacher education. Ohio Social Studies Review, 52(2), 4-16.
  • Harshman, J., Augustine, T., & Merryfield, M. (Eds.). (2015). Research in Global Citizenship Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Augustine, T. & Harshman, J. (2015). “Real world” project based learning for global citizenship. In M. Merryfield, T. Augustine, & J. Harshman, (Eds.), Research in Global Citizenship Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Augustine, T. (2014). Cosmopolitanism. In S. Thompson (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. Rowman & Littelfield.
  • Augustine, T. & Zurmehly, D. (2013). Conversations about race: How embracing spirituality opens space for dialogue in teacher education. In C. Dillard, (Ed.), Engaging culture, race, and spirituality in education: New visionsReceived the 2014 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critic's Choice Book Award
  • Harshman, J. & Augustine, T. (2013). Fostering global citizenship education for teachers through on-line research. Educational Forum, 77(4), 450-463.

Electronic Course Publications

  • Augustine, T. (2015). Middle Childhood Social Studies Methods. Apple, iTunes U.
  • Lukacs, K. & Augustine, T. (2015). Working with Students Living in Poverty. Apple, iTunesU.