Kellie Picker

Kellie Picker

Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research

Kellie Picker is a Research Fellow for the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Her research concentrates on early childhood education, with a particular focus on language and literacy development, the implementation of effective pedagogies for increased learning, as well as teacher training and professional development. Previously, Kellie was a researcher on the Teaching for Growth project at the University of Western Australia. She began her career as a classroom teacher and a learning enrichment specialist.

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Learning through play – classroom examples
Learning through play – classroom examples

ACER researchers Dr Amy Berry, Kellie Picker and Rachel Parker discuss some of the characteristics of playful learning at school, share examples of classroom practice, and explain how Australian teachers can contribute to our understanding of learning through play in the classroom.