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,
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.
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.