FPS is an international educational program for students of all ages, focusing on the development of critical, creative and futuristic thinking skills. It is one of the few academic competitions in Australia that enables students to compete internationally.
The program challenges students to apply their minds to some of the significant issues facing the world of today and the future, equipping them with the vision, skills and tools to design and promote positive futures for the society in which they live.
Developed in 1974 by creativity pioneer Dr. E. Paul Torrance, Future Problem Solving (FPS) provides competitive and non-competitive programs for today’s curriculum via a six-step model. Today, it is estimated that more than 250,000 young people internationally participate each year in the Future Problem Solving Program.
FPS acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.