My Practice/My Theory

More than thirty-five years of working in, and learning from, diverse cultures on six of the seven continents have resulted in a theory informed by rich learning experiences. In this year (fifty years later) and with this writing, I name my theory. I call it: “The Saunders-Craig 7 S Theory of Cultural Connectedness ©. It is a cognitive theory in that it deals with the acquisition of knowledge and is humanistic in nature. It relies on the individual to learn from self-motivation and is in tune with experiential learning as espoused by John Dewey (unity of theory and practice) and Kurt Lewin (the theory and practice of social and personal change).