Resources

The purchase of FPSP resources grants the individual purchaser the right to print the pages contained herein and make sufficient copies of said pages for use by the FPS students of every TWO (2) FPS coaches.

 

This permission is limited to every two (2) coaches. Any other use requires written permission from GSK-EDB Future Problem Solving Program Singapore. Purchase does not permit reproduction of any part of the resource for an entire school, special programs, school cluster, or for commercial use. Such use is strictly prohibited. Any violation to this copyright will result in a charge of no less than US$500 per incidence.

 

Essential Resources

 

1. Coach’s Handbook
A comprehensive overview of team problem solving. Includes the FPS six-step model, tips on teaching, and exercises for improving team performance.2007 Edition.

 

2. Student Guide Workbook
Use independently or with the Coach’s Handbook. This workbook introduces generating and focusing tools and guides students through the six-step problem solving model. Each section contains explanations and examples. 2007 Edition.

 

Please note that the purchase of the Student Guide Workbook grants the individual purchaser the right to print the pages contained herein and make sufficient copies of said pages for use by a single FPS team/individual.

 

3. Readings, Research and Resources – The 2011 Resource Manual
Summaries of hundreds of articles which look at the topics from multiple viewpoints. Includes questions for discussion, terms, definitions, and a list of resources, including websites. A must-have in preparing for this year’s topics.

 

Recommended Resources

 

1. TIPPS – Terrific Ideas of Practices & Procedures for Success
TIPPS was first created in 1989 to celebrate creative thinking ideas of winning FPS coaches. In 2008, coaches once again contributed their ideas, strategies, and techniques so that fellow coaches may enjoy some of the successes they have experienced. Through TIPPS you will receive great tips in the following areas: Establishing & Maintaining an FPS Program; Strengthening Teams; Strengthening Research Skills; Strengthening the Problem Solving Process; Strengthening Related Skills of Critical/Creative/Futuristic Thinking; Integrating FPS into the Curriculum; Incorporation CmPS, Scenario Writing, and Action Based Components into your coaching. 2008 Edition

 

2. 2009 Global Issues Problem Solving Team and Individual IC Champs
An ideal model for both students and teachers. Allows a coach and team to see what a champion booklet looks like as well as view evaluator scores and comments.

 

3. 2007 IC Team Champions
Read and review all three first place team problem solving booklets. Includes evaluator scores and comments. An ideal model for both students and teachers. Allows a coach and team to see what a champion booklet looks like as well as view evaluator scores and comments.

 

4. 2011 Topic Activity Unit
2011 Topic Activity Unit – Healthy Living

2011 Topic Activity Unit – Air Transport

2011 Topic Activity Unit – Genetic Testing

2011 Topic Activity Unit – Water Quality

 

Comprehensive coverage of the current FPS topics. Each topic activity unit provides lessons focusing on the FPS model, research, thinking tools, a simulation, and a practice future scene.

 

5. 2011 Questions & Answers for Readings, Research & Resources
Almost 1,000 questions and answers from information in the 2009 Readings, Research, and Resources book. This item is printed on card stock, suitable for cutting into flashcards or leaving intact. An invaluable supplement to Readings, Research & Resources – The 2010 Resource Manual.

 

6. Future Thinking, Future Studies Techniques for Future Problem Solving
As a thinking skill, thinking futuristically enhances an individual’s ability to solve future oriented problems. This guide provides specific future studies techniques to help students improve their problem solving. Full of charts and graphs, this guide will help your students think about the future. 2002 Edition.

 

7. Problem Solving Across the Curriculum (PSAC)
This publication was revised in 2007. PSAC provides future scenes used in the past 20years involving various topics. Learn how to write a future scene! A must have for programs new and old!

 

8. Six-Step Process DVD
Learn the creative problem solving process and how FPSPI fits your classroom or group.