Future Problem Solving Program International
Future Problem Solving Goals are to:
Develop creative thinking (fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration)
Develop and improve research skills
Increase awareness of and interest in the future while studying current significant issues
Develop teamwork skills
Improve communication skills both written and verbal
Develop critical and analytical thinking skills
Learn and utilize problem solving strategies
What is the Future Problem Solving Program?
Future Problem Solvers (FPS) is a program designed for PCA Middle and Upper School students who desire an academic challenge. The Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) provides a venue for students at PCA to utilize the skills they have acquired to compete in a competitive setting that includes the best and brightest students from public schools from the State of Texas.
What takes place at FPS competitions?
FPS students utilize reading strategies as they review non-fiction material necessary for researching FPS topics annually. Some examples of topics covered previously in FPS are: nanotechnology, immigration, climate threats/change, orphaned children, sensory overload, cyber conflict, child labor and more.
What can my student gain by joining FPS?
Students in FPS have the opportunity to advance to an international competition and compete against students from other states and countries. The problem solving skills necessary to perform FPS are highly valued by corporations and businesses of all kinds-- especially when selecting prospective employees.