In sum, the present paper demonstrated that the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) contributed to the improvement of the participants' appropriate representations of creativity, allowing, simultaneously, an enhancement of their academic motivation.
The program can be more effective in some specific student populations and, if this is observed, modifications in the FPSPI should be suggested, in order to adapt the program to students' characteristics and allowing it to be implemented in a wider range of populations.
Evaluation of the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI).
Four decades of creative vision: Insights from an evaluation of the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI).
The AD group also reported participating (now or previously) in a wide range of other roles in FPSPi. These included 29 (85%) as coaches, 27 (79%) as evaluators, 13 (35%) as Board of Trustee members, seven (21%) as Future Scene writers, and nine (26%) in a variety of other roles.
In relation to their FPSPI experience, 36 (16%) were first year coaches, 74 (34%) reported one to four years of experience, and 110 (50%) reported having five years or more of experience.
Only a small number (six, or 3%) had ever participated in FPS themselves as students, and 84% of them (163) indicated that they had not been involved in FPSPI this year in any role other than as a parent.
We reviewed the survey forms with the FPSPI research committee and staff and conducted a small preliminary pilot study in order to verify completeness and accuracy.
Clearly, then, respondents to the evaluation surveys perceived FPSPI as providing a positive and important set of experiences for students and adults.
We asked ADs, coaches, and students 12 questions that dealt specifically with the program's goals in relation to the each of three component of FPSPI (Global Issues Problem Solving [GIPS], Community Problem Solving [CmPS], and Scenario Writing [SW]).
We also compared ratings by the ADs, coaches, and students for several items relating to the extent to which each of the three main components of the program is meeting FPSPI's goals and purposes.
We received responses from 34 ADs (including co- or associate ADs in some cases); they represented a broad range of experience and involvement in FPSPI in various other roles (and more than 60% reported five years or more of experience in the AD role.