FPS is a research-based, academic program that teaches problem solving strategies, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, and effective communication. The interdisciplinary approach helps develop ethical leadership skills and provides a unique opportunity for students to learn and apply essential life skills in the 21st century.
Program OPTIONS for Schools
Global Issues Problem Solving
Students involved in GIPS learn & practice powerful problem-solving skills that engage their critical and creative thinking.
Community Problem Solving
A stand out project-based program for schools. Students select a real world problem, identify a solution, and then actively implement their action plan to address the problem.
A Scenario Writing competition in which students develop and submit short stories. Students compete individually, developing short stories related to one of five FPSP topics for the year.
An oral storytelling activity for individual students offering the opportunity to develop creative and entertaining, short, futuristic stories related to one of five FPSP topics.
A non-competitive problem-solving program designed for implementation in the regular classroom Foundational Skills (Prep-2); Developing Skills (Grades 3-4)
"It’s been 15 years since I entered my first FPS classroom with intrigue, followed immediately by awe and intractable attraction. Why do I still take my daily dose of FPS? I think it’s because the program is more than just a transient test of knowledge and skill. It develops a lifelong mindset and entirely new outlook through which we can see the world. No longer do problems envelop the globe, rather opportunities do: moments that are ready for positive, sustainable change."
Dylan Sherman, FPS Australia Alumni, now Coach, Evaluator, Future Scene Writer,
Committee Member, Lecturer and PhD Candidate at University of Oxford
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“20 years ago, I had no idea that one day I would find myself spending a year working in Antarctica …
let alone that I would go back again only one year later. But I already knew that I wanted to do
something big, exciting, and unique. Without knowing exactly where I wanted to end up, I studied languages because I wanted to explore the world, science because I cared deeply for the environment, and many activities ranging from music and martial arts to Future Problem Solving because I enjoyed them and I knew that they would provide me with skills and confidence that I could carry with me forever. FPS taught me that we can come up with creative ways to solve the problems that humans have created.”