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  1. Issue 1: Exploring Citizenship and Governance

    1. What does it mean for me to be a citizen of my country?
    3 Topics
  2. 2. How do we decide on what is good for society?
    6 Topics
  3. 3. How can we work for the good of society?
    10 Topics
  4. Issue 2: Living in a Diverse Society
    4. What is diversity?
    4 Topics
  5. 5. Why is there greater diversity in Singapore now?
    3 Topics
  6. 6. What are the experiences and effects of living in a diverse society?
    3 Topics
  7. 7. How can we respond in a diverse society?
    5 Topics
  8. Issue 3: Being Part of a Globalised World
    8. What does it mean to live in a globalised world?
    4 Topics
  9. 9. How do we respond to tensions arising from some economic impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  10. 10. How do we respond to tensions arising from some cultural impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  11. 11. How do we respond to tensions arising from some security impacts of globalisation?
    4 Topics
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Outcomes of citizen participation

  • Citizens can contribute towards the good of society in many ways.
  • Citizens can influence government policies by providing feedback through platforms such as online and offline communication channels.
  • Citizens can influence government policies by providing feedback through platforms such as online and offline communication channels.
  • Citizens can also improve outcomes in society by addressing the needs of their fellow citizens or by responding to issues and challenges that they care about.
  • As citizens participate more actively in shaping outcomes in society, they become more conscious of how they complement government actions.
  • Also, as citizens contribute, their sense of belonging could strengthen as they feel they have a role to play in the development of the country.

Contributing to the needs of society

  • Citizens have an important role to improve and sustain the general well-being of a society. Often, citizens contribute in areas they are passionate and concerned about.
  • As a result, there is a greater sense of ownership and commitment towards these causes. This leads to Long term involvement which would Ensure sustainable benefits to society.