Unconscious Influences: What Truly Defines an 'Ideal Student'?

In this enlightening video, researcher Serap Ozdemir delves deep into teachers' perceptions of the "ideal" student. Through a comprehensive study involving 275 teachers, Ozdemir uncovers the surprising and often unconscious influences that shape these perceptions. By using the "FourSight Thinking Profile" and "Torrance's Ideal Child Checklist," the research reveals a fascinating correlation between teachers' problem-solving styles and the characteristics they value in students.

This video not only sheds light on the dynamics within classrooms but also hints at similar patterns in workplaces and homes. It raises intriguing questions about the biases leaders might hold and how awareness of thinking preferences can potentially bridge understanding gaps. Whether you're an educator, parent, manager, or simply someone interested in human behavior and psychology, this video offers a fresh perspective on how we perceive and value others in various settings. Discover the unconscious biases that might shape your judgments and learn how to appreciate diverse problem-solving styles.




Sarah Thurber

Sarah is managing partner at FourSight and the author of Good Team, Bad Team, The Secret of the Highly Creative Thinker, Creativity Unbound, and Facilitation: A Door to Creative Leadership. Her work helps teams and leaders think creatively, work collaboratively and achieve innovative results.