Proposed Title: Implicit Guidance and Control
Proposed Subtitle: Applying the Strategy of John Boyd to Educational Psychology
The article presents an overview of the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) model of cognition. The OODA model’s history, use in military strategy, and utility in educational contexts is discussed. Next, special attention is paid to how the OODA model integrates into Boydian cognition, cognitive science, and educational psychology, focusing especially on (a) orientation, or implicit guidance and control over action, (b) decision, or hypothesis generation, and (c) disorientation, or the process of interfering with the former and encouraging the latter. Following this, an interpretuation of the sociocultural contexs that make OODA model analysis especially productive is given. Specifically, the OODA model is applied to the realms of (a) education, or improving performance in discrete tasks, (b) academics, or proper behavior among peers, and (c) creativity, or life-long success. Finally, the role of the OODA model in developing rationality, which is a vital goal across educational, is briefly considered.