The Kolb Learning Style Inventory (KLSI) was created to help you understand your unique way of learning and to use insights to improve your learning power.
The report, based on the survey you complete, describes your learning strengths and will lead you through a process of applying them to learning in your everyday life.
Developed in 1971 by David A. Kolb, [link to David’s bio] the KLSI is based on a theory of learning from experience that draws on the work of learning and development scholars such as John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Carl Jung, Carl Rogers and William James.
The KLSI can help employees or students understand how his or her learning style affects problem solving, teamwork, handling conflict, communication and career choice. The results can help teams find out why they work well together or encounter conflict. And it strengthens overall learning for people in all walks of life.
How It Works
The KLSI is a self-administered assessment that you complete online. The inventory takes 10–15 minutes to complete. Once you submit your answers, you will receive an email with your detailed personal report, which includes:
- Your learning style profile and how it plays out in the four learning phases
- A detailed description and interpretation of your learning style, its strengths and challenges, and how it affects your interactions with others with different learning styles
- Your learning flexibility profile
- Ways to apply your style profile to everyday life
- Valuable resources to continue your learning journey
The report also provides detailed information on how the scores were determined, and general information about all learning styles and the learning cycle, to continue your exploration of experiential learning.
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 recognizes individual learning preferences, while encouraging individuals to expand learning strengths.
Kolb Experiential Learning Profile (KELP)
Thank you for using the Kolb Learning Styles Inventory. We have implemented changes and updates in a brand-new version — the Kolb Experiential Learning Profile (KELP).
Based on extensive research and detailed testing, the new KELP offers a broader and more personalized view of how we learn. To use the KELP for yourself or to order it for your team, group or organization, click here.