Bildung Beyond Borders – How Through Bildung We Build a Better Future
Lene Rachel Andersen is the author of Bildung: Keep Growing (2020), among many other books, and founder of the Global Bildung Network (GBN), a network that brings together people from around the globe to address our deep longing for meaning, purpose, connectedness, cultural identity, sense of community, and empowerment and agency.
GBN’s work is based on the believe that education in every sense of the word is key, but just transferring huge amounts of knowledge is not enough. There is also an emotional and a moral connection to values, culture, self and others that is crucial to our well-being and our ability to cope with whatever challenges life confronts us with.
In this dialogue we build on our previous discussion (Reboot Dialogue #4) and explore how we might revive the original concept of ‘bildung’ and thus enable people everywhere to grab ‘with both hands’ the opportunities the 21st Century offers instead of feeling intimidated by the many challenges we face.