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Bildung: A Metamodern Approach to Reimagining Education

By Lee L. Chazen, M.A.  If you were given the opportunity to completely reimagine education, what would you do? Would you instinctively go back to what you know – the world of textbooks, memorizing content, standardized testing, moving from one class to the next without seeing the big picture of what this all means? Would you create pressure situations where a student’s life comes down to a single moment in time where they are held accountable for information? Would you create large facili...Read More

We Need a New Cultural Enlightenment to Address the Greatest Challenges of Our Time

By Brandon Norgaard We live in a world that is paradoxically both highly interconnected and deeply divided.  Far off in distant lands and right in our own cities and towns, we find immense and seemingly intractable problems – most notably warfare, poverty, corruption, oppression, disease, and environmental degradation.  Problems of these sorts have been haunting humanity since the dawn of civilization, but we can recognize that they don’t have to be as devastating as they often are.  If we look ...Read More

We have a Bildung Manifesto!

The Bildung Manifesto is now online: https://europeanbildung.net/manifesto/ What was originally conceived as a European Bildung Manifesto and has been a year in the making, today became a global Bildung Manifesto at the European Bildung Day. More information about the European Bildung Day 2021 will follow as we get ready to publish the video recordings from the keynote presentations on Saturday, May 8th, and the parallel sessions on Sunday, May 9th.

Metamodernity Paper — Now also in Spanish

Metamodernity is an alternative to both modernity and postmodernism, a cultural code that presents itself as an opportunity if we work deliberately towards it. It is a vision, an option and a possible future scenario. The paper has now been translated into Spanish. You’ll find both the English and Spanish paper here: https://nordicbildung.org/papers/metamodernity-paper/ Based on the book Metamodernity.

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Nordic Bildung is getting a new website!  

Humanity has evolved; COVID-19 proves it

An opinion piece by Lene Rachel Andersen OK, so the EU did not order enough vaccines or were not willing to pay the full price, the Danish and the Austrian PMs travelled to Israel to strike a deal outside the EU, the British are getting “our” EU vaccines, the US does not want to share with the EU, and none of the Western and most resourceful countries have started donating vaccines to developing countries so that they can protect their medical and other essential staff. Yes, yes, yes...Read More

European Bildung Day 2021

European Bildung Day 2021 will be online and IRL across Europe on May 8th and online on May 9th. It is the third time that Nordic Bildung is the main organizer of the event, and you can see the program here: https://europeanbildung.net/ebd2021/ In order to sign up, you need to join the European Bildung Network, which you can do here: https://europeanbildung.net/membership-account/membership-levels/ If you would like to join the movement and host a local event as part of the European Bildung Day ...Read More

Pulling the US back out into the 6th Circle

An analysis by Lene Rachel Andersen After years of the United States dissolving into various political clans and tribes, it seems that President Biden is now trying to pull the country together and to make a coherent nation out of it. The New York Times has a wonderful analysis here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/17/opinion/biden-stimulus-culture-war.html In our model Circles of Belonging, we operate with 10 circles, of which: the first circle is the individual herself, Circle 2 is the family ...Read More

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