1st Edition

Bildung in the Digital Age Exploring Bildung through Digital Media in Education

    208 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    208 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    Section A – The Epistemology of Bildung-Based Teaching and Learning

    1. Bildung and Technology: Historical and Systematic Relationships

    Michael Paulsen

    2. Bildung in a Digital World: The social construction of future in education

    Michael Kerres

    3. Deconstructing the Virtues of Openness and its Contribution to Bildung in the Digital Age

    Daniel Otto and Michael Kerres

    4. Beyond Numerical Rationality: Bildung under the Auspices of Digital Capitalism

    Christian Leineweber

    5. Limitations of Pedagogical Interventions: Recognition and Agency in the Context of Digital Media-related Bildung

    Michi S. Fujii, Nadia Kutscher, Klara-Marie Peters

    Section B – Bildung-Based Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

    6. Bildung Learning as a media-pedagogical challenge

    David Kergel

    7. Student virtual collaboration as messy entanglements of Bildung

    Charlotta Hilli

    8. A Conceptualization of digital bullying: A study on teachers´ and pupils´ perceptions of digital bullying

    Lillian Gran

    9. Bildung-Orientated Learning in Practice – an E-Learning Criteria Checklist

    Birte Heidkamp-Kergel & David Kergel

    Section COnline Teaching and Learning in Times of Crises

    10. Digitalization of teaching and learning: Practical insights after the Covid-19 transition

    Torsten Niechoj

    11. Utopian Imagination, Critical Thinking, and Encouragement to Act: New Ways of Teaching in Times of Crises

    Marieke Fröhlich and Eva Maria Hinterhuber

    12. Teaching Concepts: On the Power of Thinking in Concepts in 21st Century Learning and Teaching

    Thomas Heun


    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).