What Is a Professional?

Source: Journal of Engineering Technology, Spring 2022, Volume 39 Issue 1, pg. 8-13


  • Marylin A Dyrud


Definitions of technical terms are important in any field. In a class on professional ethics, two words require explanation-"professional" and "ethics"- to facilitate common understanding and inform discussion. This paper first focuses on the meaning of "professional," according to available literature and then describes a classroom exercise intended to promote clarity and comprehension, since most students are unfamiliar with a field-specific definition of that word.

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