FPSPI & Standards

How FPSPI meets current curricula standards

Dr. E Paul Torrance

Industry leader in promoting 21st Century Skills

How FPSPI incorporates the 4Cs in its curricula to prepare students for the global workplace

Dr. E Paul Torrance


Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21)

In September 2015, P21 released a research series on key aspects of conceptualizing, developing, and assessing each of the 4Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Future Problem Solving is featured in the Critical Thinking research on page 4. The briefs outline findings from research about what we already know, what we need to know, and what we can do to embed 4Cs into practice.

Dr. E Paul Torrance

National Association for Gifted Children - Global Newsletter 2014

Page 9 features Future Problem Solving "Citizens of the Future World: International Outreach in the Future Problem Solving Program"

Evaluation of Future Problem Solving Program International

The International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving published an article by Treffinger, Selby, & Crume detailing their evaluation of FPSPI! Preview the article by clicking: Evaluation of Future Problem Solving Program International

Creative Education Foundation

Four Decades of Creative Vision: Insights from an Evaluation of the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)

Published in the Journal of Creative Behavior in December 2012, This article explores four decades of creative problem solving within FPS. Click title to view article

Problem Solving Style Preferences of Adolescents Research Findings

Dr. Treffinger of the Center for Creative Learning published the results from studies conducted in 2007 and 2008 obtained from VIEW participants.

Creative Learning Today 2007

In this copy of the Creative Learning Today in which an article, Citizens of the Future World:  International Outreach in the FPSP,  by our very own Valerie Volk is provided.  Other interesting articles on creativity are also found in this publication.  Thanks Valerie for your effort and excellent writing on FPSPI! 

Additional issues of Creative Learning Today can be found at creativelearning.com

Sources of Innovation and Creativity: A Workplace Report

Have you seen the 2005 Federal Commission on New Skills for the Workplace report? The article is : Sources of Innovation and Creativity: A Summary of the Research, by Karlyn Adams, University of Pennsylvania. The FPS mention is on page 54.

Dr. E Paul Torrance


E. Paul Torrance

"The genius of the future will be the creative mind
adapting itself to the shape of things to come."

- E. Paul Torrance
Creativity (1991)

Future Problem Solving Program celebrates Dr. Torrance's life and accomplishments every day as students around the world participate in the activities he and his beloved wife Pansy introduced. His presence is missed, but his spirit and love lives on in the hearts of thousands. 

“The name of E. Paul Torrance will forever be synonymous with creativity research. But for those of us who have been privileged to know him personally, his name is also synonymous with the concern, humility, and generosity which are the marks of a truly great man. It’s no wonder that he is so well loved! Aurora Roldan Manila, Philippines 1992 As quoted in E. Paul Torrance "The Creativity Man”