Civic Participation


Democracy & Dragons: How do we Teach Citizenship Education in Continually Devolving Wales?

Posted on 1 September 2015 by Natalie Richards

A recent review of the national curriculum for Wales has called for a radical reimagining of how curriculum is to be conceptualised, enacted and assessed (Welsh Government, 2015). Currently, citizenship education in Wales is philosophically framed by the Curriculum Cymreig, an initiative to develop a “Welsh ethos” in schools in Wales and delivered through the
Read more


Economic Austerity and Older Volunteers

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Natalie Richards

In recent years the political, economic and social climate in which volunteering by older adults occurs has changed significantly, with the onset of an economic downturn, concern about pensions, a change in the public policy context for volunteering following a change of government, and the abolition of default retirement age. The notion of ‘unretirement’ is
Read more


WISERD New Starters – Part 3

Posted on 10 March 2015 by Natalie Richards

In the last few of months, we have welcomed several new members of staff to WISERD, to work on a variety of new and existing projects. This week we’ll be focusing on a Bangor based member of staff – Dr Sara Wheeler. Here, she tells us a bit about her backgrounds, research interests, and what she’ll be doing at WISERD.  Dr Sara Wheeler I
Read more