What is the Future Problem Solving Program International?
The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) is a nonprofit educational corporation that promotes creative problem solving for students. There are over forty affiliate programs in the United States, Australia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Missouri Future Problem Solving is an affiliate program of the international corporation.
The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) publication, Problem Solving Across the Curriculum, emphasizes that FPSPI teaches a technique for constructively analyzing a topic or issue. The topics are chosen from strands to offer students opportunities to research various future scenarios and think about the future. It is important that students learn how to overcome obstacles or barriers when confronting challenges and developing solutions to social, political, scientific, economic and technological issues. FPSPI provides this opportunity and emphasizes academic skills.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed Future Problem Solving Program International on the 2017-18 NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) is the leading national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its broad coalition of members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation).