OUR MISSION

To develop the ability of young people globally to design and achieve positive futures through problem solving using critical and creative thinking.

What is FPSPI?

FPSPI is a dynamic international program involving thousands of students annually from around the world. Developed in 1974 by creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving (FPS) provides competitive and non-competitive components for today’s curriculum via a six-step model which teaches critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making.

What does Future Problem Solving have to offer?

Action-based Problem Solving (AbPS)

• Team (of any size)
• Primary – Junior - Middle

Designed specifically for the classroom, AbPS introduces the teacher and students to creative problem solving in a hands-on, non-competitive manner. Ideal for Primary or Junior level students.

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Topics for 2018-19

• Mission to Moon, Mars, and Beyond
• Drones
• Food Loss & Waste

Community Problem Solving (CmPS)

• Individual
• Team (of any size)
• Junior – Middle – Senior

Students identify an Area of Concern from their own community to examine over the course of the school year. Projects are developed and implemented utilizing the Six-Step Process.

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Students select an area of interest to serve their community. Common themes include

• Civic
• Educational
• Cultural
• Environmental
• Health & Human Services

Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS)

• Individual
• Team (up to 4 students)
• Junior – Middle – Senior

Students learn the Six-Step Process and employ it to respond to a Future Scene provided for each topic.

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Topics for 2018-19

• Mission to Moon, Mars, and Beyond
• Drones
• Food Loss & Waste
• Coping with Stress
• International Conference TBA March 2019

Scenario Performance (ScP)

• Individual
• Junior – Middle – Senior

Students develop and perform an oral story of up to 5 minutes, based on their future projection of one of the annual topics.

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Topics for 2018-19

• Mission to Moon, Mars, and Beyond
• Drones
• Food Loss & Waste
• Coping with Stress
• International Conference TBA March 2019

Scenario Writing (SW)

• Individual
• Junior – Middle – Senior

Student authors write an original 1500 word piece of fiction projecting their choice of one annual topic into the future.

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Topics for 2018-19

• Mission to Moon, Mars, and Beyond
• Drones
• Food Loss & Waste
• Coping with Stress
• International Conference TBA March 2019

How to Join Future Problem Solving

How to Join Future Problem Solving

How to Join Future Problem Solving