B.Ed (ECE) (Hons)
Phone: 9433 0980
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.
Tracy teaches courses in both the early childhood undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
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.
- 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.
OMEP Early Childhood WA Branch Committee Member.
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Accreditation Panel Member.
Early Childhood Australia.
Professional Development for local Schools and Childcare Centres.
2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
2016 VC Award for Initiatives that Enhance Student Learning.