We are a research and development company devoted to advancement of the theory and practice of experiential learning.

To achieve this mission, EBLS is committed to

  • building on the legacy of scholars whose innovative ideas continue to contribute to state-of-the-art knowledge about learning and education
  • stimulating research and disseminating scholarly findings on experiential learning and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory
  • offering resources that help individuals develop their own learning potential
  • providing tools for educators, parents, and consultants that promote learning


The Experiential Educator: Principles and Practices of Experiential Learning

NEW -- The Experiential Educator: Principles and Practices of Experiential Learning

For teachers, college professors, coaches, consultants, and organizational leaders, a big part of the job is to help others learn. Those who have discovered experiential learning theory and applied its principles in their work have experienced a transformational impact on the learners they serve and on their own professional development.

In The Experiential Educator Alice and David Kolb show how you can use these principles and practices to maximize learning. Their comprehensive handbook examines the philosophy of experiential learning as expressed in the works of foundational scholars from William James and John Dewey to Carl Rogers and Paulo Freire. Ordering Info

How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life

NEW -- How You Learn Is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life

Being a lifelong learner is one of the secrets to happiness, success, and personal fulfillment. But what's the best way to become one? Kay Peterson and David Kolb have the answer. They offer deep, research-based insights into the ideal process of learning and guide you in identifying your dominant style. You'll discover how knowing your learning style can help you with all kinds of everyday challenges, from remembering someone's name to adding a crucial professional skill to your repertoire. This book is a guide to awakening the power of learning that lies within each of us. Ordering Info

Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development

Published in 2015 -- Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development, 2nd Edition.

David A. Kolb's definitive statement of Experiential Learning Theory (ELT), Experiential Learning, Second Edition, builds on intellectual origins defined by figures such as William James, John Dewey, Kurt Lewin, Jean Piaget, and L. S. Vygotsky, while also reflecting three full decades of research and practice since the classic first edition.

This edition reviews recent applications of experiential learning, updates Kolb's framework for today's organizational and educational landscape, and features new examples in the field and classroom. It will be valuable for anyone who wants to improve learning anywhere: in higher education, training, organizational development, lifelong learning environments, and online. Ordering Info

Learning Style Inventory (LSI) Version 4

In 1971 we set the bar for measuring how you learn in everyday life. Now we've set the bar higher.

Our instrument has long been respected for its design based on a comprehensive theory of learning and development. Based on data from years of empirical and clinical studies we've updated the original 4 Learning Styles types into 9. We've added a method to measure your learning flexibility and enhanced our reporting methodology. Read about more our improvements or learn how to upgrade today.

  • What Is the Kolb LSI 4?
  • What Is the Nine Style Typology?
  • Learning Flexibility
  • The New Interpretative Report
  • Further Information

Featured Assessment Tools

Kolb Learning Skills Profile (LSP)
The Learning Skills Profile (LSP) is self-scoring inventory designed to help you assess the major skills you may be called upon to use in your job.
Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI) Version 4
The Learning Style Inventory (LSI) describes the way you learn and how you deal with ideas and day-to-day situations.
Kolb Team Learning Experience (TLE)
The Kolb Team Learning Experience will guide your team through the Cycle of Learning, providing your team with opportunities to experience, reflect, think, and do.

Learning Partners

Stephen C. Calhoun


SquareONE | Experiential Tool Makers

Kay Peterson


Founding, Institute for Experiential Learning

Parminder Singh Raparia


Founder of Disha India Centre for Experiential Learning, India

Bob Gemmell


Director of the Herman J. Russell, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Georgia State University

  • NEW EBLS Online Research Laboratory (EORL)

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  • Research Grants

    We offer free materials for qualified students, scholars, and practitioners who are conducting research on experiential learning, the LSI and other our assessment tools

    To apply for the research grant contact or

    You will be asked to submit a research proposal to be considered for the research grant.