4MAT Learning Method

4MAT Description and Background

4MAT is a thinking diagnostic program based on a thesis by pedagogical magnate and neuroscience expert Bernice McCarthy. 4MAT has been used as a tool for problem solving and creative thinking by the U.S. central government, departments of education, teacher and professor diagnostic programs, as well as global companies such as IKEA, 3M, and Boeing. In Korea, it was introduced and introduced in all business divisions including Samsung Electronics’ memory division, semiconductor research center, design laboratory, and wireless division in 2013.

The 4MAT diagnosis is designed to understand the differences and diversity in the way people learn. By understanding the natural learning cycle of the human brain in 4MAT, it can be applied in various fields such as creativity, leadership, communication, learning method, teaching method, and organizational culture consulting.

LTM (Learning Type Measure)

4MAT’s LTM Test Sheet was developed for leadership and teaching based on 4MAT®, providing a guide to the role different learning styles play in relationships and communication in all contexts. The LTM test strip is not a psychoanalytic tool. Rather, it measures preferences for different ways of approaching learning. LTM, when used in conjunction with the 4MAT, provides a clear and actionable direction applicable to all kinds of learners in all environments.

LBI (Leadership Behavior Inventory)

This diagnostic sheet presents personal strengths and points of complementation as a leader. It indicates personal preference in areas such as motivation, communication, system establishment, and recruitment that leaders need, and through this, it is easy to build an effective team through the strengths of each member.

Teaching Style Inventory (TSI)

TSI represents teaching style and preferences. By recognizing your teaching style, it helps you teach to reach more students.

Student Learning Preferences (SLP)

This questionnaire is suitable for middle school, high school, and college students, and is an excellent tool to help start a conversation about learning types. It can be used for professors and teachers, freshman orientation, parent education, etc. SLP’s diagnostic tools and outcomes increase motivation and responsibility for learning by comparing how I approach learning with the approaches of others.

4MAT Learning Method

People are born with different learning strengths. Participants check their own learning strengths and complementary points through the 4MAT diagnosis, and acquire integrated learning through various topics such as motivation, relationships with peers and teachers, time management, goal setting, and future design. Furthermore, specific learning strategies (reading, writing, memorizing, presenting) are also designed to fit your learning style. The 4MAT learning method is the truth of the ‘Maengmo three thousand jigyo (孟母三遷之敎)’ reinterpreted in the current way. The 4MAT study method will make you a new leap forward.

Usage Diagnostic Tool: SLP

4MAT Learning Method_8H Curriculum Example