EBLS Launches New Kolb Experiential Learning Profile

The new Kolb Experiential Learning Profile in the latest self-reflective tool that is the result of 50 years of research into learning and development.

Online PR News – 14-May-2021 – Cleveland, OH – Experienced Based Learning Systems, LLC (EBLS), announces the release of the Kolb Experiential Learning Profile (KELP), the result of 50 years of research in Experiential Learning Theory.

The KELP is an assessment that provides learners with a self-reflection tool to help them understand how they learn from experience and their unique approach to learning and living.

“This transformational instrument empowers learners to take charge of their own learning and development,” said Kay Peterson, founder and CEO of the Institute for Experiential Learning, a partner of Experienced Based Learning Systems and the institute that administers the assessment. “Given that the way people learn is also the way they make decisions, solve problems, and work on teams, the KELP has particular relevance in a world of change and complexity. It is at the core of what everyone needs to acquire 21st century skills, as well as learning on the job.”

Experiential Learning Theory, developed by psychologist and educational theorist David Kolb, Professor Emeritus, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, has been transformational in corporate organizations, educational institutions, and with individual lifelong learners, to evaluate learning preferences and their impact on how people learn, adapt, deal with change, and work with others.

The KELP, which is the next generation to the Kolb Learning Styles Inventory, was developed by Alice and David Kolb through an extensive research base of more than 106,000 scholarly citations and continuous improvements through six previous versions. It gives a broader and more personalized view of how we learn than previous learning style instruments.

Millions of users in 164 countries around the world have contributed to the KELP normative comparison group of more than 26,000 students and working adults from a wide range of occupations and educational backgrounds.

“The essence of life is learning,” says Alice Kolb, CEO of EBLS. “We hope KELP can offer an insight into how we can enrich our lives by adopting a learning mindset.”

The KELP represents a refocusing of the instrument on the learning cycle, the ideal process of learning, and identifies one’s preferences for using the learning cycle, a learning style preference, and the ability to expand one’s preference to use other styles flexibly for full cycle learning.

Used in the public, private and non-profit sectors, the KELP is particularly transformational in educational institutions and businesses that wish to develop talent and promote continuous learning.

“The Kolb Experiential Learning Profile provides a way of helping people learn how to learn and sheds light on their current approach. There is no better tool for raising self-awareness on an ongoing basis, and for helping individuals become better decision-makers and better citizens capable of learning together. We at IFEL are proud to be the distributors of this empowering tool,” Peterson said.

The Kolb Experiential Learning Profile is available for purchase for individuals or groups, as well as custom packages. It is available at https://experientiallearninginstitute.org/product/kolb-experiential-learning-profile-kelp-individual-purchase/. Courses are available to practitioners who wish to learn more about using the KELP to coach and develop others.

In addition to the KELP and other assessments to support experiential learning, IFEL provides coaching, consulting and educational programs in business, education and personal life to empower individuals, teams and organizations to improve their effectiveness and reach their potential.

More information on the KELP can be found at http://www.experientiallearninginstitute.org.

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