Bildung in the Digital Age explores the challenges and potentials of digitalization for educational theory and practice and identifies how the pedagogical concept of Bildung can be used to meet these demands.
Discussing the educational landscape of a pandemic and post-pandemic world, the book describes how digitalization changes the media foundation of learning and teaching. It further raises questions of how we could think about Bildung in a digitalized world, how Bildung-based online teaching and learning can be implemented, and whether it is possible to understand Bildung and its emphasis on individual freedom and self-determination as a counter-concept to digital surveillance capitalism.
The book will appeal to academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of digital learning, educational theory, and media education.
Table of Contents
Section A – The Epistemology of Bildung-Based Teaching and Learning. 1. Bildung and Technology: Historical and Systematic Relationships. 2. Bildung in a Digital World: The social construction of future in education. 3. Deconstructing the Virtues of Openness and its Contribution to Bildung in the Digital Age. 4. Beyond Numerical Rationality: Bildung under the Auspices of Digital Capitalism. 5. Limitations of Pedagogical Interventions: Recognition and Agency in the Context of Digital Media-related Bildung. Section B – Bildung-Based Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age. 6. Bildung Learning as a media-pedagogical challenge. 7. Student virtual collaboration as messy entanglements of Bildung. 8. A Conceptualization of digital bullying: A study on teachers´ and pupils´ perceptions of digital bullying. 9. Bildung-Orientated Learning in Practice – an E-Learning Criteria Checklist. Section C – Online Teaching and Learning in Times of Crises. 10. Digitalization of teaching and learning: Practical insights after the Covid-19 transition. 11. Utopian Imagination, Critical Thinking, and Encouragement to Act: New Ways of Teaching in Times of Crises. 12. Teaching Concepts: On the Power of Thinking in Concepts in 21st Century Learning and Teaching
David Kergel is Professor at the IU University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and co-editor of the book series "Perspectives on Education in the Digital Age" (Routledge).
Michael Paulsen is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark University, Denmark.
Jesper Garsdal is Senior Associate Professor at VIA University College, Denmark.
Birte Heidkamp-Kergel is Coordinator of the E-Learning Centre at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and co-editor of the book series "Perspectives on Education in the Digital Age" (Routledge).