About fps

What is FPS?


Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI), was founded in 1974 by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance. Future Problem Solving stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. The FPS Program features competitive as well as non-competitive activities in creative problem solving. Future Problem Solving Program International involves over 250,000 students annually from over 40 affiliates in the United States and 12 other countries.

Participants develop skills of teamwork, communication, research, critical and creative thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.  They learn to apply these skills to situations that are futuristic, but oriented   to real life.  The competitive aspects of FPS are fun but the benefits of learning a process that can be used for the rest of their lives. This is the reason that teachers, parents and students fall in love with the program and continue to stay involved with it for many years.


Learn more about the components of FPS: Global Issues Problem Solving, Community Problem Solving and Scenario Writing here: http://www.fpspi.org/components.html

for more information about future problem solving in Flagler Schools: 

Contact your school and ask for the FPS Coach at that school:

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The significant problems of our time cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.