What is the Learning Styles Questionnaire?
"Learning to learn is your most important capability since it provides the gateway to everything else you want to develop. How you learn is a key, if not the key life skill." Peter Honey (2016)
The Honey and Mumford Learning Styles Questionnaire was developed by Peter Honey and Alan Mumford. It has been used extensively within the industry and academia for over 35 years. A highly cost-effective self-development instrument, the Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) is designed to measure learning preferences in individuals aged 16+.
The LSQ is based on David Kolb’s Learning Cycle theory which looks directly at how individuals learn, rather than their tendencies to learn.
The questionnaire is available in 40 or 80-items and is designed to stimulate individuals and groups into thinking about how they prefer to take in information and learn from experiences; it follows the learning cycle (do; review; conclude & plan).
Once an individual’s preference for learning style has been identified, they are better placed to choose learning experiences that suit their predominant style(s). Helping them learn more easily and more effectively from a range of different learning opportunities.
Learning and development teams can use the Honey and Mumford test to: