Bildungswissenschaften und akademisches Selbstverständnis in einer globalisierten Welt- Education and Academic Self-Concept in the Globalized World
Edited By Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg and Thomas Vogel
This volume presents a series of contributions from the XIX. International Scientific Conference on The Reform of Education and Teacher’s Training on the topic Educational Sciences in Search of Global Identity which was conceived and organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Heidelberg University of Education (Germany). Main topics of the conference were educational quality standards of Higher and Secondary Education. This kind of quality management relies on the acquisition of interactive competence in socialization and the educational sector. The development of these basic skills is prerequisite for achieving an identity in order to meet the challenges of our society in the coming decade.
Lebensglück (ευτυχία στη ζωή) als Bildungsziel – als Katalysator für Identitätsfindung
Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg, Martina Möller
Happiness – a catalyst for identity determination?
Different to other languages there’s only one term/word for “Glück” in the German language. In English you have different words: luck, bliss, happiness, fortune, felicity…
First you can make a difference between the objective side of happiness - you can have fortune - and the subjective side of happiness - to be happy.
An example for the objective side: You have a bad accident and by the will of god, you survive it without any kind of injury (blessure). Another example for the subjective side: You feel happy, because the weather is fine and the sun is shining on your body, you feel really good. It’s a great day.
The old Greeks called happiness “ευδαιμονία”. The idea of happiness has a long tradition and a very personal side.
The well-known Greek philosopher Aristotle claimed wisdom as the cardinal virtue of life. Wisdom or Sophia seemed for him as the unity of science and reason. Sophia is in his understanding an important virtue, because Sophia gives the community the greatest happiness. Bliss culminates in “well-being” by “well-doing”. “Self-modesty” seems to be a key to bliss.
Bliss in the antique tradition of Aristotle is not the result of a hedonistic life.