Future Problem Solving Program International (FSPSI)

November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020 Ahmad Raza

Future Problem Solving Program International (FSPSI)

Now, for the first time ever Pakistani institutions and students can compete in Future Problem Solving Program International (FSPSI). Currently, it is offering two of the it’s best and main Competitive Components; Global Issue Problem Solving (GIPS) and Scenario Writing (SW), to Pakistani Students.
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. More than 250,000 Future Problem Solving students from more than 37 states and 14 countries have participated in the last decade!
MISSION
To develop the ability of young people globally to design and achieve positive futures through problem-solving using critical and creative thinking.
Currently, FPSPI is offering Two Competitive Components
GLOBAL ISSUES PROBLEM SOLVING (GIPS)
Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) is available for individuals or teams. It teaches students how to think creatively about the future as student’s research and analyze the annual topics. GIPS can be used as a curriculum, integrated into content areas, or offered as an extra-curricular option. Students research a topic to gather background information, become mini-experts in the topic, and predict possibilities for the future. Students receive a Future Scene, an imagined scenario based on the topic 20 to 40 years in the future, and use their research as they apply the six-step FPS model.

Individual
Team (up to 4 students)
Junior – Middle – Senior
SCENARIO WRITING (SW)
Individual
Junior – Middle – Senior
Scenario Writing is an individual competition in which students develop short stories related to one of five FPS topics for the year. The story (1500 words or less) is set at least 20 years in the future and is an imagined, but logical, outcome of actions or events taking place in the world. The Scenario Writing component strives to help students enlarge, enrich, and make more accurate their images of the future, while honing their creative writing skills. Scenario Writing personalizes the ever-growing perspective a student has on the future. In addition, participation provides opportunities for students to meet and exceed educational standards as they refine their writing skills. A rubric-based authentic evaluation is provided, giving students tools for continuous growth
Who is Eligible?
Junior 4th-6th grades
Middle 7th-9th grades
Senior 10th-12th grades
There are individual, teams and coach participation packages available.
To find out more and register, visit: www.fpspi.org
For questions, email Kyla Mocharnuk: kyla@fpspi.org

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