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ERIC Number: EJ1024277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
"Bildung" and Intercultural Understanding
Bohlin, Henrik
Intercultural Education, v24 n5 p391-400 2013
The concept of "Bildung", sometimes translated as self-cultivation, is located at the core of an influential tradition of educational thought. A key question concerns the relationship between "Bildung" and interculturality. Drawing on Wilhelm von Humboldt and Hans-Georg Gadamer, and on the so-called transformative learning theory, "Bildung" can be interpreted as a process of transforming one's meaning perspective in encounters with others. A meaning perspective is a set of largely implicit presuppositions underlying one's habitual ways of thinking, feeling and acting. Confrontation with alternative perspectives can be an opportunity to become aware of one's own perspective, to critically assess it and to transform it. Thus conceived, "Bildung" is closely related to interculturality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden