How we use new technologies and how our societies transform are a choice. Our choice. Technologies are man-made, they emerge as results of human choices. At least so far. It is our moral obligation to keep it that way.
As we keep developing new technologies and our societies are rapidly transforming, it is also our moral obligation that human dignity, freedom and humaneness not only are not diminished but are increased.
Nordic Bildung thus operates based on the following values and assumptions:
Rule of law, democracy and universal human rights are essential and must not be lost
The current democratic institutions are insufficient in the future
Bildung is the path to meaning-making matching the challenges of the future
Folk-Bildung previously helped the Nordic countries go through major transitions peacefully
Metamodernity matches the complexity of our challenges
The Nordic countries and Nordic citizens have a special obligation to drive this development
A picture from one of the first Danish folk-highschools, which radically upgraded adult learning and Bildung.