To develop the ability of young people
to design and promote positive futures through problem solving using
CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING.
FPSPI Involves Thousands of Students Annually From
Our Program Components Include
Global Issues Problem Solving (Team)
Global Issues Problem Solving (Individual)
Community Problem Solving (Team)
Community Problem Solving (Individual)
Action-based Problem Solving
The Future Problem Solving Process
Step 1: Identify Challenges
Step 2: Select an Underlying Problem
Step 3: Produce Solution Ideas
Step 4: Generate and Select Criteria
Step 5: Apply Criteria
Step 6: Develop an Action Plan
Founded in 1974 by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles. FPSPI engages students in creative problem solving within the curriculum and provides competitive opportunities. Future Problem Solving Program International involves thousands of students annually from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.
FPSPI Mission: To develop the ability of young people globally to design and promote positive futures through problem solving using critical and creative thinking.
2015 International Conference
Registration is now open.
Check out the International Conference page to learn about Youth & Shelter Services of Ames, FPSPI's 2015 Community Service Project.
We appreciate the hard work and dedication of those who demonstrate continual support of FPSPI.
FPSPI is a proud supporter of National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and World Council on Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC).