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Responcity is an innovative educational initiative designed to empower youth with 21st century skills through municipal innovation.
Our Rights and Responsibilities approach to civics education emphasizes the individual’s role in shaping the common good and building a better community and society.
Responcity's Unique Integrated Approach
The Responcity Program teaches the values of a social and ethical worldview that connects the student with three major components: the common good, the city, and responsibility on both personal and public levels. The main goal of the program is to restore trust – in self, in the other, and in the community, by becoming City Solutionaries.
[Click on each word for short explanation of each module]
What is the rights and responsibilities approach to civil government? What are my responsibilities toward society?
Identify a problem that I care about in my community, and work in groups to solve it for the common good.
How do today’s cities work for the common good? Learn 21st century concepts such as urban metabolism and circular economy. Explore vital sectors such as transportation and urban planning.
Students learn the difference between general will and individual will, principles of social solidarity, and how the common good works in an urban context.
An article from the Israeli education magazine EdNow bringing the teacher's perspective on the research and learning process of responsibility2048
The city as the common good
The municipal arena is the ideal environment for implementing the Responcity program, as it represents the essence of the common good.
- The quality of life in cities affects all residents. Therefore, the common good is inseparable from city life.
- By learning to identify problems in their municipalities and then taking responsibility to solve them, students learn to work towards the common good.