OUR MISSION

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

Future Problem Solving Program International FPSPI

What is Future Problem Solving Program International (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.

Future Problem Solving Program International FPSPI

WHAT PROGRAMS WE OFFER

Junior (grades 4-6), Middle (grades 7-9), and Senior (grades 10-12)

Global Issues Problem Solving
(GIPS)

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

Global Issues Problem Solving FPS

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

Interested in learning more about GIPS?

Community Problem Solving
(CmPS)

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

Community Problem Solving FPS

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.

Interested in learning more about CmPS?

Scenario Performance
(ScP)

• Individual
• Junior – Middle – Senior

Scenario Performance FPS

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

Interested in learning more about ScP?

Scenario Writing
(SW)

• Individual
• Junior – Middle – Senior

Scenario Writing FPS

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

Interested in learning more about SW?

Action-based Problem Solving
(AbPS)

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

Action Based Problem Solving FPS

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.

Interested in learning more AbPS?

Non Discrimination Policy:
All participants are welcome to participate in Future Problem Solving Program International. FPSPI does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other trait.

How to Join Future Problem Solving

How to Join Future Problem Solving

How to Join Future Problem Solving

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