Global Bildung Day 2024 March 21

Join the global conversation!

March 21st 2024, it is not only Global Bildung Day, it is also when this new book is launched:

What it Means to be Human: Bildung Traditions from Around the Globe, Past, Present, and Future.

18 writers from around the globe have contributed, and you can meet some of them online at the Global Bildung Day.

Together, we will discuss what it means to be human in a rapidly chaning world and how our cultural traditions can enable us to make sense of it.

Meet:
Noema Williams, NZ
Cheng Yi-Heng, China
Thakur S. Powdyel, Bhutan
Eliane Metni, Lebanon
Lene Rachel Andersen, DK
Marcos Sarasola, Uruguay
Steve Joordens, Canada
Sandra Ericson, USA
Zak Stein, USA
and many more…

Our journey begins in Oceania and goes through East Asia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europea, and Latin America, until we end in North America.

Participation in Global Bildung Day on zoom and joining the Global Bildung Network is free of charge. In the Global Bildung Day Space in the Global Bildung Network you will find articles, discussions about bildung, and much more.

To learn more about what bildung is, please go here: https://www.nordicbildung.org/lexicon/what-is-bildung/


Program


Oceania, East Asia, Asia, & the Middle-East: 05:00-13:00 / 5am-1pm UTC

Hosts

Sandra Verbruggen, Netherlands

Ines Medeiros, Brazil

Irena Pranskevičiūtė, Lithuania

Martin Ivarson, Sweden

Robert McTague, Romania & US

Oceania:

05:00-06:45 / 5:00am-06:45am UTC
18:00-19:45 / 6:00pm-7:45pm Wellington
16:00-17:45 / 4:00pm-5:45pm Melbourne

What is traditional education and bildung like among the Aboriginal peoples in Australia, and what can we all learn from that today?

Kōtahitanga: What it means to be human
Noema Toia Williams,
Aotearoa / New Zealand

East Asia:

07:00-08:45 / 7:00am-08:45am UTC
16:00-17:45 Tokyo / 15:00-16:45 Beijing

What did Confucius say about maturation, and what can we all learn from that today?

Confucian Bildung, Past, Present, and Future
Cheng Yi-Heng,
China

Bildung and Worldviews
Dorine van Norren,
Netherlands

Asia:

09:00-10:45 / 9:00am-10:45am UTC
16:00-17:45 Bangkok / 14:30-16:15 Mumbai

The World That Might Have Been… 
Thakur S. Powdyel,
Bhutan

The Middle East & Conclusion:

11:00-13:00 / 11:00am-1:00pm UTC
14:30-16:30 Tehran / 11:00-13:00 Rabat

How does bildung relate to being a refugee, and how can education promote empowerment among refugees and host communities?

Bildung Brings Hope and Empowerment in Post-Conflict Contexts
Eliane Metni,
Lebanon

Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America:
15:00-23:00 / 3pm-11pm UTC

Hosts

Sandra Verbruggen, Netherlands

Ines Medeiros, Brazil

Irena Pranskevičiūtė, Lithuania

Martin Ivarson, Sweden

Robert McTague, Romania & US

Africa:

15:00-16:45 / 3:00pm-4:45pm UTC
17:00-18:45 Cape Town / 16:00-17:45 Lagos

What is Ubuntu and what can we all learn from this traditional African understanding of human development?

New Narratives of Hope: Contemporary African Philosophers
Rika Preiser,
South Africa

Ubuntu from Another African Perspective
Folarin Gadebo, Nigeria

Europe:

17:00-18:45 / 5:00pm-6:45pm UTC
19:00-20:45 Kyiv / 18:00-19:45 Paris

What is bildung and what difference does it make?

The Significance of Bildung
Lene Rachel Andersen,
Denmark

Why More Bildung is so Urgent Now
Klaas van Egmond,
the Netherlands

Latin America:

19:00-20:45 / 7:00pm-8:45pm UTC
16:00-17:45 Sao Paulo / 13:00-14:45 San José

What is Buen Vivir? And who were Paulo Freire and Humberto Maturana, and what can we learn from them today?

The Transformative Encounter
Marcos Sarasola,
Uruguay

Buen Vivir: What is the good life?
Gustavo Hernandez,
Peru

Buen Vivir: What is the good life?
Hankjaan Lats,
Peru & the Netherlands

North America & Conclusion:

21:00-23:00 / 9:00pm-11:00pm UTC
17:00-19:00 / 5pm-7pm Washington DC
14:00-17:00 / 2pm-4pm Vancouver

What is Human Ecology, and what is happening to the transfer of knowledge from generation to generation and with bildung in a world of AI?

Human Ecology
Sandy Ericson,
United States

Technology and the Decline of the Bildung Human
Steve Joordens,
Canada

Technology and the Decline of the Bildung Human
Adam Frost,
Canada

The Last Educators
Zak Stein,
United States

Organizers

Looking very much forward to seeing you on September 21st!

Check out the Global Bildung Day 2023 September 21: https://www.globalbildung.net/gbd2023-september-21/

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Bildung traditions from around the globe,
past, present, and future