Lyudmyla Gorbunova



Doctor of sciences in philosophy, Principal research scientist at Institute of Higher Education at National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine. Head of methodological seminar “Philosophy of Higher Education”.

Chief Editor of Journal “Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education”, Vice President of the Ukrainian Society of Philosophy of Education;
member of Ukrainian Synergetic Society; member of Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS, Аustria);
member of B.F.Trentowsky Society of Philosophical Pedagogy (Poland); member of Central European Philosophy of Education Society (CEUPES).



Participation in the international projects:

2005-2007 – member of Russian and Ukrainian research project “Post-non-classical Methodologies: becoming, development, principles, perspectives”; 2008-2010 — member of Russian and Ukrainian research project “Post-non-classical Practices in the Changing World”.

Research interests: philosophy of education, social philosophy, intellectual strategies of university education (nomadic, transdysciplinary, transcultural, transversal, possibilistic), synergetics as a methodology of educational research, theory of complexity, philosophy of transformative learning, transformative anthropology.


She is the author of over 100 publications, including the following:


  1. Gorbunova L.S. (2015). The Philosophy of Transformative Education for Adults: University Strategies and Practices. Sumy: Universytetsʹka knyha, 710 p. [in Ukrainian].


Articles in periodical scientific publications in recent years:

  1. Gorbunova L. (2007). Complex thinking as the answer to an epoch challenge. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 1(6). P. 40-55. [in Ukrainian].
  2. Gorbunova L. (2008). Nomadism as a way of thinking and education strategies. Article 1. Ontological principles of Nomadic thinking. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 1-2(7).  P. 45-60. [in Ukrainian].
  3. Gorbunova L. (2010). Nomadism as a way of thinking and education strategies. Article 2. Concepts and metaphors. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 1-2(9). P. 103-114.  [in Ukrainian].
  4. Gorbunova L. S. (2011). Multiculturalism in education: imperatives, opportunities and threats. Kulʹtura i Suchasnistʹ: alʹmanakh, 1. K.: Milenium. P. 5-13. [in Ukrainian].
  5. Gorbunova L. (2011). Nomadism as a way of thinking and education strategies. Article 3. Epistemological position. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 1-2(10). P.17-34. [in Ukrainian].
  6. Gorbunova L. (2011). Post-non-classical thinking practices in the context of transition. Kulʹtura i Suchasnistʹ: alʹmanakh, 2 K.: Milenium. P. 11-15. [in Ukrainian].
  7. Gorbunova L. S. (2012). Transgumanity in modern science and education: a methodological turn. Kulʹtura i Suchasnistʹ: alʹmanakh, 2. K.: Milenium. P. 24-32. [in Ukrainian].
  8. Gorbunova L. (2012). Thinking in the world of plurality: the project of transversal reason by W. Welsh. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education,  1-2(11). P. 92-110. [in Ukrainian].
  9. Gorbunova L. S. (2012). Becoming a paradigm of complexity in post-non-classical science. Integrativnaya antropologiya. Mezhdunarodnyy mediko-filosofskiy zhurnal, 2 (20).  P. 11-17. [in Ukrainian].
  10. Gorbunova L. S. (2013). Post-non-classical rationality: transdisciplinary discourse in science and education. Scientific Herald KhNPU. Series "Philosophy". Kharkiv: KhNU, Vol.40, Part 1.
  11.    P. 137-152.
  12. Gorbunova L. (2013). The Phenomenon of Learning in the Framework of the Communicative Philosophy by J. Garbermas. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 1(12). P. 88-118. [in Ukrainian].
  13. Gorbunova L. S. (2014). University Education: Transformative Learning as a Way to Autonomous Thinking. Scientific Herald KhNPU . Series "Philosophy", Vol.43. Kharkiv: KhNU. P.14-39. [in Ukrainian].
  14. Gorbunova L. (2013). The Theory of Transformative Learning: Adult Education in the Context of “Liquid Modernity”. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 2(13). P. 66-114. [in Ukrainian].
  15. Gorbunova L. (2014). Transcultural education strategy in the context of globalization challenges. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 1(14). P.158-198. [in Ukrainian].
  16. Gorbunova L. S. (2015). Transcultural education as an imperative of global society. Naukovi zapysky. Seriya «Filosofiya». Ostroh: «Ostrozʹka akademiya», Vol. 17. P. 160-165.  [in Ukrainian].
  17. Gorbunova L. (2014). Transcultural Competence: Way of Education to Global Culture of Peace. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 2 (15). P.141-167. [in Ukrainian].  
  18. Gorbunova L. (2015). The Experience of  Liminality: Social and Anthropological Grounds of Transformative Learning. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 1 (16). P.105-132. [in Ukrainian].
  19. Gorbunova L. (2015). Liminality as a Concept of Philosophy (to the Rationale of Transformative Learning). Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education,  2 (17). P.65-94. [in Ukrainian].
  20. Gorbunova L. (2012). Transversality of Complex Thinking. Bertalanffy Center for the Studyof Systems Science EMCSR 2012 / European meetings on cybernetics and systems research. Vienna, CC: Creative Commons License. URL:
  21. Gorbunova L.(2013). Transversality as a modern intellectual strategy. MOLDOSCOPIE (Probleme de analiza politica), 1 (LX). Р. 7-15.
  22. Gorbunova L. S. (2014). Transversal Thinking in the context of intellectual strategies.  Humanities Bulletinof Zaporizhzhe State Engineering Academy, 59. P. 215-222.
  23. Gorbunova L.(2015). Transcultural strategy of educational policy.  MOLDOSCOPIE (Probleme de analiză politică), 2 (LXIX). Р. 34-42.
  24. Gorbunova L. (2015). Education in the context of Transculturalism. Higher education of Ukraine, 2 (Annex 1). P. 14-20. [in Ukrainian].
  25. Gorbunova L.(2015). Teoria nauczania transformacyjnego w kontekście współczesnej edukacji dla dorosłych. In VI Zjazd TPF. Filozofia wychowania w Europie Środkowej w kontekście uwarunkowań historycznych, społecznych, politycznych i filozoficznych. Łódź, 17‐19 października 2014 r.
  26. Gorbunova L.(2015). Transcultural educational strategies: networks, identity, competence. Pedagogika Filozoficzna online, 1.
  27. Gorbunova L.(2016). The Ideal of Cosmopolitan Cultural Citizenship as an Educational Strategy for Contemporary Ukraine. In Values and Ideals: Theory and Praxis. International Society for Universal Dialogue. XI World Congress. July 2016. Warsaw, Poland.
  28. Gorbunova L. (2016). Key Competencies in Transnational Educational Space: Definition and Implementation. Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 2 (19). P.97-117.  [in Ukrainian].
  29. Gorbunova L. (2017). Cosmopolitan Cultural Citizenship as an Educational Strategy. Dialogue and Universalism. Journal of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, Vol. XXVII. No 2. P. 85-102.
  30. Gorbunova L. (2017). Transformative Adult Learning: Turn towards a "Holistic Understanding of Subjectivity". Filosofiya osvity. Philosophy of Education, 1 (20). P.97-127.   [in Ukrainian].
  31. Gorbunova L. (2017). The Theory of Transformative Adult Learning: the Evolution of Concepts and Methodologies. Higher education of Ukraine,  3 (66). P. 23-34. [in Ukrainian].