Hi! I'm Scherto

I am Manchu, but now I work in Brighton
as a research person interested in narrative, dialogue, and identity


Foundation and University

Author. Speaker.

Human Centred Education

Narrative pedagogy

Critical narrative

Dialogic approach to education

Intercultural learning

About Me

My research interests centre on understanding peace and human flourishing as a holistic and dynamic process, and I'm looking at how to apply this understanding in social transformation. The key concepts I am developing with colleagues include human-centred education, narrative pedagogy, critical narrative, dialogic approach to education, intercultural learning and internationalisation of higher education. As a researcher, I am engaged in numerous research inquiries. In 2013 it was research into dialogue in education for peacebuilding in post-conflict countries; In 2014 I completed a project which invites personal narratives illustrative of those individuals' understanding of what counts as their well-being, and how they would pursue a flourishing life; in 2015, I started a research inquiry into the concepts of peace and peacefulness through a series of dialogue. I have published extensively in the field of education, narrative studies and peace research. My most recent publications include titles such as: "Human-Centred Education: A practical guide" (Routledge 2016); "Why Love Matters: Values in Governance" (Peter Lang, 2015); "Education as humanisation: dialogic pedagogy in post-conflict peacebuilding", Special Issue (as Guest Editor), Journal of Comparative and International Education (Volume 44, Issue 1, 2014); "Redefining Religious Education: Spirituality and Human Flourishing" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); "Critical Narrative as Pedagogy" (Bloomsbury, 2013) and "Rethinking Secondary Education: A Human-Centred Approach" (Pearson Education, 2012); "Narrative Pedagogy" (Peter Lang, 2011). In addition, I am a regular contributor of Huffington Post blogs. I'm a member of the British Education Research Association and European Society of Research in Education. I'm a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a member of the Royal Institute, Chatham House. I am a Board member of Ara Pacis Initiative and a Trustee of Lewes New School in the UK.


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