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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