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.

chapter |4 pages


part Section A|86 pages

The epistemology of Bildung-based teaching and learning

chapter Chapter 1|22 pages

Bildung and technology

Historical and systematic relationships
ByMichael Paulsen

chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

Bildung in a digital world

The social construction of future in education
ByMichael Kerres

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

Deconstructing the virtues of openness and its contribution to Bildung in the digital age

ByDaniel Otto, Michael Kerres

chapter Chapter 4|17 pages

Beyond numerical rationality

Bildung under the auspices of digital capitalism
ByChristian Leineweber

chapter Chapter 5|10 pages

Limitations of pedagogical interventions

Recognition and agency in the context of digital media-related Bildung
ByMichi S. Fujii, Nadia Kutscher, Klara-Marie Peters

part Section B|50 pages

Bildung-based teaching and learning in the digital age

chapter Chapter 6|9 pages

Bildung learning as a media-pedagogical challenge

ByDavid Kergel

chapter Chapter 7|12 pages

Student virtual collaboration as messy entanglements of Bildung

ByCharlotta Hilli

chapter Chapter 8|16 pages

A conceptualization of digital bullying

A study on teachers' and pupils' perceptions of digital bullying
ByLillian Gran

chapter Chapter 9|11 pages

Bildung-orientated learning in practice – An e-learning criteria checklist

ByBirte Heidkamp-Kergel, David Kergel

part Section C|53 pages

Online teaching and learning in times of crises

chapter Chapter 10|23 pages

Digitalization of teaching and learning

Practical insights after the Covid-19 transition
ByTorsten Niechoj

chapter Chapter 11|16 pages

Utopian imagination, critical thinking, and encouragement to act

New ways of teaching in times of crises
ByMarieke Fröhlich, Eva Maria Hinterhuber

chapter Chapter 12|12 pages

Teaching concepts

On the power of thinking in concepts in 21st-century learning and teaching
ByThomas Heun