|Abstract||In this paper I express what doing and thinking means to me, working as a teacher-educator and as a researcher in Social Science. I explain how developments in the current era affect the intention and actions in the field of practice in education. In my professional practice, a number of theories and methodologies are important to me, such as Socratic dialogues, human flourishing, Participatory Action Research, and Living Educational Theory Research. I use these to express my values, as well as my experiences in practice and the perceptions of others. It is valuable to have mapped out these values and perception of others. I conclude that not only are my own values important, but working from a collective intention strengthens the actual contribution to the field of practice.