Tracy Treasure

B.Ed (ECE) (Hons)

Phone: 9433 0980

  • Biography

    Tracy joined Notre Dame in 2011. She has taught in early childhood and primary settings and early learning centres, as a classroom teacher, room leader and as a ‘Getting it Right Literacy Specialist’. She has a strong interest in child development, play and children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

    Tracy has published work on her research studies involving social-emotional learning and presented at local, national and international conferences. She is also a member of the Notre Dame RELATE (Researching Early Learning and Teacher Education) team and has been involved in a number of projects relating to teachers in childcare, teachers professional status and the demise of play in early childhood settings.

  • Teaching areas

    Tracy teaches courses in both the early childhood undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

  • Books

    Robinson, C., Treasure, T., O’Connor, D., Neylon, G., Harrison, C. & Wynne, S. (2018). Learning  through play: Creating a play-based approach within early childhood contexts. Australia:  Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780190304829.

  • Journal articles and proceedings

    O'Connor, D., McGunnigle, C., Treasure. T. & Davie. S. (2014). Educator identities. Emerging issues within personal and professional identities: changes experienced by Australian pre-service teachers following professional exposure to educational practice within childcare settings. In Early Childhood Development and Care. Vol. 185, Issue 1, Routledge, Taylor and Francis. 0300-4430 (Print), 1476-8275 (Online) DOI 10.1080/03004430.2014.993626.

  • Conference papers

    • O'Connor, D. Treasure, T. Robinson, C. McCormack, M. O'Rourke, V. (2017). Is play disappearing? Instances of no-play in children’s neighbourhoods: Implications for  learning, development and curriculum. ICERI2017 ISSN: 2340-1095 doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1323.
    • O'Connor, D. Treasure, T. Robinson, C. McCormack, M. O'Rourke, V. (2017). Child’s play the developmental benefits of the play choices of modern children: Implications for school  curricula. ICERI2017 ISSN: 2340-1095. doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1328.
    • O'Connor, D., McGunnigle, C., Davie, S., Waggoner, J., Treasure, T. & Cranley, L. (2016). Who am I in the eyes of the World? A comparative study of pre-service teachers’ perceptions of early childhood educators’ professional status in their community. Australian and American perspectives. ICERI: Seville.
    • McGunnigle, C., O'Connor, D., Waggoner, J., Treasure, T., Cranley, L. & Davie, S. (2015). It’s okay, I’m a…teacher. Is professional status important to teachers? EduLearn 15: Barcelona. ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1. ISSN: 2340-1117.
    • O'Connor, D., McGunnigle, C., Treasure. T. & Davie. S. (2014). Teachers who care and carers who educate. Professional status issues and differences in pay and conditions are resulting in a tale of division within our Early Childhood Community. ICERI: Seville ISBN 978-84-617-2484-0.
    • O'Connor, D., McGunnigle, C., Treasure. T. & Davie. S. (2014). Shall we play us and them or all together now? Leadership opportunities for cohesiveness and unity within a fractured Western Australian Early Childhood Education Sector. ICERI: Seville ISBN 978-84-617-2484-0.
    • O'Connor, D., McGunnigle,C., Treasure. T. & Davie. S. (2014). We are all educators...or are we? Changes in Perceptions of the Childcare Sector by Australian Pre-Service Teachers following Professional Exposure to Educational Practice within Childcare Settings. EduLearn: Barcelona ISBN 978-84-617-0557-3.
    • Treasure, T. M. (2010). Social emotional learning in higher education. Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference, Hong Kong.
    • Jenkins, H. J., Treasure, T. M., & Fraser, B. J. (2008). Early intervention strategies to support year one teachers of students at risk of developing learning and attentional disorders. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2009. San Diego: AERA All Academic.
  • Professional affiliations

    OMEP Early Childhood WA Branch Committee Member.
    Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
    Accreditation Panel Member.
    Early Childhood Australia.

  • Community engagement

    Professional Development for local Schools and Childcare Centres.

  • Awards

    2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
    2016 VC Award for Initiatives that Enhance Student Learning.