"The new Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) 4.0 is terrific. We have used the LSI as a core component to our executive coaching engagements for the past six years. The insights derived from Dr. Kolb’s tool dramatically accelerate the self-discovery process that many of our CEO clients find invaluable. The new 4.0 version is even better. The ability to discern between nine separate Learning Style brings a measure of granularity and insight that just does not exist in competing tools. Great job Hay Group and Dr. Kolb." Todd Uterstaedt SPHR, GPHR, CPLP, President & CEO, Baker & Daboll, LLC."
Based on David Kolbs' latest research, version 4 introduces even more comprehensive information for understanding and maximizing your learning preferences. One style doesn’t fit all! Everyone has their own way of learning. Understanding your own style – and that of other people – can help you tune into the needs of others so that you and your team work more effectively.
New learning style types:
In addition version 4 assesses learning flexibility—your ability to adapt to the demands of different learning situations. Learning flexibility expands your comfort zone. Your readiness to engage fully in experiencing, reflecting, thinking and acting enables you to deepen and enrich your knowledge and understanding.
Use the Kolb learning style inventory (KLSI) to help your employees and students:
- understand how their learning style impacts upon problem solving,
- teamwork, handling conflict, communication and career choice
- develop more learning flexibility
- find out why teams work well – or badly – together
- strengthen their overall learning.
Why choose the KLSI?
Understanding how people learn can help you to target your training and development efforts, motivate teams and make optimum use of your collective time, resources and capabilities. The Kolb learning style inventory, distributed exclusively by Hay Group, recognizes individual learning preferences, while encouraging individuals to expand their learning strengths. Based on experiential learning theory, the learning style inventory was developed by David Kolb Ph.D. with research that began in 1971. It identifies four phases in the learning process:
- experiencing: learning from experiences, being sensitive to feelings and people
- reflecting: reserving judgment, taking different perspectives, looking for meaning
- thinking: logically analyzing ideas, planning systematically, using concepts
- acting: showing an ability to get things done, taking risks, influencing.
Most people have a preference for certain phases. They may even skip those phases they feel least comfortable in. Kolb experiential learning helps your employees or students understand their unique learning preferences, so that they can develop a well-rounded approach to their learning and problem solving. Some educators have decided to use the KLSI in their research with staff or students. Hay Group and David Kolb are keen to support sound research that adds to our body of knowledge related to learning styles. The research grants section contains the criteria for acceptance of research proposals.
Which product is right for you? The Kolb learning style inventory is available in a number of ways. The table below will help you navigate the differences. Click on the product names to learn more about each version.