Learning Boxes are available for loan to IPSU eligible Budget Based Funded Education and Care services in WA.
What is an IPSU Learning Box?
We’ve changed the name of our Aboriginal Resource Kits (ARK Boxes) to IPSU Learning Boxes. Why? Because we wanted to emphasis that the boxes are not just some extra play materials, but have been put together to help educators learn more about creating quality experiences for children.
The IPSU Learning Boxes enable you to deliver program experiences in ways that reflect Aboriginal cultures and the quality practices of the National Quality Framework.
The purpose of the IPSU Learning Boxes:
The Learning Boxes should help your service to:
There are 8 IPSU Learning Boxes, which have been prepared around program concepts. It should be remembered however, that programming ideas are flexible and educators can use the information creatively across many daily experiences with children.
How do we use them?
The resources in the IPSU Learning Boxes are designed to be used with resources that you already have. For example, you may like to put the puppets together with the books so the children can use them to act out their favourite story. Or perhaps the wooden animals may like to join in on block play.
Each IPSU Learning Box has resource sheets with:
– Programming Ideas
– General information about the resources in the box
– Ideas for practice; how to use these resources with existing service resources.