OODA Alpha, Part I: Abstract

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 orientation, or implicit guidance and control over action, and decision, or hypothesis generation.

Two methods of manipulating the orientation of learners, reorientation and disorientation, are then discussed. Following this, an interpretation the OODA model is applied to the realms of (a) education, or improving performance in discrete tasks, (b) student interaction, 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.

OODA Alpha, a tdaxp series
1. Abstract
2. Dual Processing Systems
3. The OODA Loop
4. Decision
5. Orientation
6. A Theory of Mind
7. Reorientation
8. Disorientation
9. Education
10. Instruction
11. Student Interaction
12. Creativity
13. Conclusion
14. Bibliography