Understanding The Experiential Learning Process

868 WordsApr 1, 20164 Pages
Reflection is the method of analysing an activity with a view of changing an existing approach or adopting a new perspective on an experience (Nguyen et al 2014). Boyd and Fales (1983) state “that this process is central to understanding the experiential learning process”. According to Trottier (2015) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the process of an organisation gathering and analysing information that is available to anyone. Websites and applications dedicated to Social media is one of the most popular in OSINT for information generation and wide spread dissemination; security and intelligence agencies can capitalise on these opportunities to covertly study, things such as terrorist group behaviour, cultural contexts and recruiting platforms (Zeng et al, 2010). The British Army employs small investigative teams that conduct an OSINT capability to deliver a similar effect. The British Army state that learning lessons is important and that all members of the armed forces need to be involved in order to transform the field army of the future (British Army, 2016). Its overarching learning processes are a holistic organisational view at the macro level with long term objectives; there is no evidence that prescripts how the smaller capabilities, such as OSINT, should learn, adapt and progress in order to advance in their specific contexts. This essay will look at how important active reflection is to self-develop and continually improve the OSINT capability in line with
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