What values do you deem essential in your chosen field?
- October 22, 2018
- Posted by: kajo
You will need these notes to complete the activity. 4. A synthesis You now have material on ACU’s values, your own values and the values of your profession. Print this Venn diagram. Use it to compare your own values (current and ideal) with those of your professional body and of ACU. Note the similarities and differences between the three areas and complete the diagram accordingly. Copyright (c) Australian Catholic University 2015 9 5. Reflecting on core values The reflection which follows is the most important part of this activity. These questions will assist you to critically evaluate your completed Venn diagram and help you to prepare thoroughly for part of your assessment. Use the boxes around the Venn diagram to record your thoughts on the following questions: MISSING FROM PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTS Do you think there are any values missing from a particular area? What might these be? Why do you think they were omitted? Do these values reflect the common good? Why/ why not? ESSENTIAL VALUES IN MY PROFESSION What values do you deem essential in your chosen field? Are these values explicit in the document from your professional body? What role does the common good play in the articulation of these professional values? Which values enhance the common good? Which values conflict with the common good? CHALLENGES What personal challenges can you see for yourself in light of the values of your professional body and ACU? What professional challenges can you see for yourself in light of the values of your professional body and ACU? How might these challenges be overcome? Do any of your values conflict with those in your chosen field? How might this be overcome? MY PROFESSION AND ME How might your values enhance your professionalism in your chosen field? How might your values allow you to work towards and enhance the common good within your profession? ACU AND ME How might ACU assist you in the development of personal and professional values consistent with your chosen field? How might ACU assist you in the development of personal and professional values consistent with the common good? 1 “Values”, in Oxford Dictionary Online, accessed 24 March, 2015, http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/value 2 “Values”, in Businessdictionary.com, accessed 2 April, 2014, http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/values.html#ixzz2xhEjExBr Copyright (c) Australian Catholic University 2015 10 3.6 Where have we come from and where are we going? In this unit so far, you have explored the principles of human flourishing, the common good and the role advocacy for the vulnerable. You have identified the extent to which these concepts are made present in the values of the profession you hope to enter, and you have identified the ways in which your own values support or conflict with these concepts and the values of your profession. In module 4, you will be asked to explore particular issues, or “Hot Topics”, which present a challenge for the achievement of the common good. You will explore the various perspectives in play and discuss the ways in which the common good might best be served. As you work through these “Hot Topics” keep in mind the values of ACU, your values and those of your profession, and consider the role these values play in your analysis of the issue. Copyright (c) Australian Catholic University 2015 11