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Future Problem Solving (FPS) is an opportunity for students to use research, collaboration, and critical and creative thinking to identify and solve problems set in a Future Scene. The problem-solving process has a direct correlation with the Ignatian qualities of being just and courageous, curious and wise, and reflective and discerning.

Students spent Term 1 identifying and addressing possible challenges facing Nigeria as they manage e-waste in 2047. They presented the maximum allowable sixteen challenges, and fifteen solution ideas, which were evaluated by FPS Australia during the school holidays. Booklets are evaluated in groups, and the Saint Ignatius’ College booklet was ranked first in its group of six, due to the students’ exceptional use of research, clarity, insight, and original ideas.

New members who enjoy the challenges of thinking, reading, writing, and inventing under time pressure are welcome to join us on Wednesdays after school and Thursdays at lunch time. We will take these opportunities to practice the problem-solving process for Digital Realities, and later for Robotic Workforce, and Throwaway Society.

Ms Joanne Cameron-Smith
TIC Future Problem Solving

Mrs Fiona Dimopoulos
Coach of Future Problem Solving

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