Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Associate Professor of Human Resource Training & Development
Idaho State University
1784 Science Center Dr., MS 8150
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-8150
Phone: 208.282.7967 (O)
Karen Wilson Scott, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Training and Development at Idaho State University. Karen teaches principles and practices of facilitating adult learning, reframing issues in human resource development, and applied research practices. Karen is committed to building community as a reflective-collaborative learning environment in live, distance, and online courses. She is interested in the reflexive nature of learning in community, where individuals are collectively appreciated, and relevance is a primary focus. She works to advance the practice of metagogy, interdependent teaching and learning of individual committed to the furtherance of each individual while motivated by the growth of the learning community. Karen is interested in nurturing self-directed learning, specifically in exploring narratives that portray congruous autonomy, the pull of deep personal commitment to extraordinary involvement in a pursuit, particularly among those 50 years and older. She is interested in positive aging and how individuals pursue personal goals to develop their potentials as they define them at any age. Karen is Co-Editor of The Qualitative Report, http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/index.html, a free online international journal publishing creative, rigorous, and polished qualitative research across disciplines. As a Co-Editor, Karen guides authors to improve their manuscripts through a collaborative editing and review process that builds a positive learning community of author, editor, and reviewers as all contribute to the manuscript together.
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