Participation begins when a school registers one or more teams/individuals and finds coaches –usually, but not necessarily, teachers – to work with the teams/individuals.It is a requirement that these appointed coaches have received accreditation by FPSP Singapore through attendance at the annual FPSP Coaches’ Training Workshops.
Coaches and teams/individuals work together to learn and practise the skills involved in the six-step creative problem solving process. They then apply these skills gradually during the year to a series of problemsituations on internationally set, significant societal, economic or scientific issues.
The focus for each problem is a future scene. Conventionally, the format of the Future Scene takes the form ofa single-sided A4 sheet, but variations such as the inclusion of maps, diagrams or a second sheetof some form are possible.
Working in teams of four or individually and under the guidance of a coach, students learn to:
The differences between the booklets submitted for evaluation by teams and individuals are: