Competitions have been shown to have great impact on content retention, critical thinking skills, and creativity. By basing education in real-world scenarios and challenge-based problem solving, students are given the opportunity to think for themselves, and by doing so, learn more rapidly and efficiently with a focus on their future.
In "the real-world," people regularly compete for promotions in companies and for recognition by peers. Overwhelming evidence shows the educational power of academic competitions, yet, a relatively few percentage of schools take advantage of these programs. Future Problem Solving students are engaged and excited about learning because of the competition themed structure.
Future Problem Solving boosts the confidence and the morale of its participants. It challenges the students to give their best. Competitions are most effective when programs are well-prepared, properly executed, and done with a good follow-up plan – Future Problem Solving does this with excellence.
2016 International Conference Participant