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SCENARIO WRITING

Scenario Writing is another component of the multi-faceted Future Problem Solving Program. Students develop short stories related to one of FPSs five annual topics (including the prior season’s International Conference topic). The story (1500 words or less) is set at 20 - 30 years in the future and is an imagined but logical outcome of actions or events taking place in the world.

Scenario Writing can be used as a stand-alone activity by an FPS coach, an English teacher, a parent, or any instructor with students interested in creative writing. Students who are enthusiastic about stories of the future may also be interested in the Scenario Performance component, which is an oral storytelling experience.

 

How does scenario writing work?

Schools can register individual students in one of the following divisions – Junior (Years 5 and 6), Middle (Years 7 to 9) and Senior (Years 10 to 12).  

Students have the opportunity to participated in the “yearlong” option with two submissions the first submission is non-competitive and provides written feedback to guide the story’s improvement. The second, or competitive, submission is what decides the placegetters in the FPS Australian scenario writing competition.

The finalists (stories that progress to the 2nd round of evaluation) of each division of the FPS Australian scenario writing competition are invited to participate in the National Finals.

Winning stories in 1st through 3rd place of each division of the FPS Australian scenario writing competition are entered into the FPSPI International Scenario Writing Competition. All ISWC champions are eligible to compete in the Scenario Writing Team Competition at the International Conference each June. 

The winning story of each division of the FPS Australian scenario writing competition are invited to participate in the Scenario Writing team competition of the FPSPI international conference.

What are the benefits?

To prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century, Future Problem Solving teaches students to think critically, creatively, and futuristically. The Scenario Writing component strives to help students enlarge, enrich, and make their images of the future more precise while honing their creative writing skills. This competition provides students with greater awareness and imaginings about possible futures by personalizing the ever-growing perspective a student has on their own.

Participation in Scenario Writing 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.

Submission and assessment?

One registration entitles an individual to two evaluations. Two Evaluations will allow the student to submit a trial written scenario, due in May, which is evaluated but non-competitive.  The second competitive submission, due in August, may be a revision of the first scenario, or an entirely new scenario.

Evaluations are a rubric‐based process, providing students with direct feedback and tools for continuous growth.

Prior to submission, coaches may provide direct instruction on the scenario writing, and make general suggestions for improvement, including with spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. However, each scenario must be original and written by the student.

How do I get started?

FPSP Australia offers a professional development workshop in the six‐step problem‐solving process at the beginning of each year.  This is used in both the Global Issues Problem Solving and Community Problem Solving components.

Although knowing the process can help students to think about the future and organise a storyline, it is not a prerequisite for Scenario Writing.  Since Scenarios must relate to one of the annual topics, we recommend that students complete background reading and research on their chosen topic.

Scenario Writing skills aligned with Education Standards

Scenario Writing skills aligned with Education Standards

The Scenario Writing component of FPSPI strives to help students enlarge, enrich, and make more accurate their images of the future, while honing their creative writing skills. Participation in Scenario Writing provides opportunities for students to meet and exceed educational standards as they refine their writing skills. 

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