by Peter Honey and Alan Mumford 

Available in both Online and Paper-Based Format

Learning Styles Questionnaire (LSQ) is an assessment developed by renowned learning specialists Peter Honey and Alan Mumford. The assessment identifies an individual's preference for using one of four learning styles: ActivistReflectorTheorist, or Pragmatist

Knowledge of their preferred learning style puts individuals in a better position to select learning experiences that suit their style. Learning Styles Questionnaire also may be used to surface team learning issues or to balance training methods to accommodate the different learning preferences in a group 

The accompanying workbook, Capitalizing on Your Learning Style, helps individuals make sense of their LSQ results. It shows individuals how to maximize their learning strengths, compensate for weaknesses, and develop their less dominant styles. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify individual learning style preferences
  • Increase the awareness of learning activities that are congruent with individual learning styles
  • Learn how to maximize learning strengths
  • Develop less dominant learning styles
  • Balance the learning styles of groups
  • Surface team learning difficulties
  • Expand learning style range

The Learning Styles Questionnaire starts with an 80-item self-assessment that takes individuals approximately 30 minutes to complete. The result is a score for each of the four learning styles: ActivistReflectorTheorist, and Pragmatist. The highest score is the individual's dominant learning style. A four-quadrant model plots the four learning styles, and norms provide a point of reference for individuals. 

If you intend to use the Learning Styles Questionnaire for classroom training, we recommend you allow approximately 1.5 hours for interpretation of scores, topic discussion, debrief, and action planning. The Facilitator Guide also offers an easy-to-follow workshop outline that expands the Learning Styles Questionnaire into a half-day programme. 

The Learning Styles Questionnaire is effective both as a stand-alone learning instrument and as part of a more comprehensive training program. Here are some suggested applications:

  • Balance the learning styles of groups
  • Help trainers identify the dominant learning style of participants
  • Surface team-learning difficulties
  • Help managers understand and motivate their employees
  • Discuss the learning process
  • Help participants expand their learning style range

Product Type: Assessment 

Measures: Behaviors matching one of four learning styles 

Dimensions: Preference for Planning, Experiencing, Reviewing, or Concluding 

Time Required: 1.5 hours 

Assessment: Print or Online (approximately 30 minutes)