Of course, all students and high school students are very different. Some want to be a paper writer, some want to create their own business, and some want to do nothing all their lives. But somehow it turns out that in every group there are roughly similar types. What do you think? Do you have any other options?
I am now doing a project for an educational platform on the use of the four-factor DISC methodology in the educational process. There are a lot of interesting scientific works on the distribution of students on various parameters. But one of the most popular in the business and easy to handle and apply methodology was not covered at all.
I had the goal of dividing students into 4 groups and naming them. I decided to designate the groups as follows: “Young Businessman,” “Hobby Lover,” “Good Businessman,” and “Know-it-all.”
The leading factor is Dominance. This is the student who rarely attends classes, always wears business clothes and deals with some matters unrelated to his or her studies.
Such students may often skip classes, showing up only for sessions due to being constantly busy: they work, promote their own business or engage in social activities. They are characterized by good wit, erudition, and quick thinking. Despite constant absences, they often pass exams quickly with good marks.
They are always short of time, they do not communicate with their classmates, moreover, they behave arrogantly towards them.
The leading factor is Influence. These students know where the best parties are in town, they always miss the first class and manage to get out of the exam. They need university to see their friends or to “walk” a new sweater. They are lovers of parties and noisy companies.
With the onset of the session they start to rush around and look for ways out of the situation. In this case, miraculously, they still manage to pass the exams safely, cajoling the teachers. They often have a negative reputation with the teachers. The classmates do not like them either, because these guys go out half the semester, but manage to close the session without any debts. The rest have to attend all the lectures and study.
Most often such students are the soul of the company and spectacular trendsetters.
The leading factor is Stadiness – stability. He/she will do your term paper, let you copy your notes or lend you a pen during classes.
Unlike other types of students, they stake on learning and understand why they need it. Due to their good memory and ability to systematize, they easily assimilate the information they receive. Pleasant to communicate with, they try to help their classmates and never refuse to copy or share notes. Often carry several pens with them so that, if necessary, to help others. Have a keen sense of social justice and often serve as group leader, actively engaged in social work on a voluntary basis.
They wear comfortable clothes, are pleasant to talk to and are constantly worried about the problems of others.
Leading factor – Compliance – adaptability. Knows all subjects better than teachers, asks a lot of questions and argues with textbooks.
Such students are always 100% prepared. But when suddenly asked a question unrelated to the course topic, I may become very confused, unable to find the words. May lack flexibility of thought. Before the exam they shake and say they know absolutely nothing, but definitely get an “A”. They try to please the teachers. Often tense and unable to relax. Life is boring and not interesting, so they do not have friends among their classmates. Communicate usually with the same, like them.
Most often it is a modest, discreet style of dress and emotional coldness towards classmates, sometimes turning into sarcasm.
Perhaps you can add something from your own observations of student life?