learn by

learn by

To become knowledgeable about or experienced in something through some activity or behavior. Learning by rote has been proven by many studies to be nearly useless in the long-term retention of information. You've got to learn by doing these things for yourself.
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learn by something

to learn [something] from some kind of actual experience. The best way to learn is to learn by doing. The best way to learn to sail is to learn by sailing.
See also: by, learn
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There is a proverb, "Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, while fools learn by their own mistakes." The development of media technology, however, has enabled us to "learn by our own mistakes" and still be considered wise.
Furthermore, allowing students to "learn by doing" in a number of different settings can allow students to perform socially-beneficial work that may make them more satisfied with their educational experiences (House, 2000; Kretchmar, 2001; Raupp & Cohen, 1992).
It encourages students to learn by working together.
Allowing officers to learn by observing and interacting with others and by giving them opportunities to practice what they have learned further enhances the learning environment, providing immediate positive feedback.
In subsequent sessions, the counselor would discuss different ways individuals learn by explaining the differences in learning preferences that exist among and within students, teachers, and families.
"Learn by listening" propagandists have brainwashed most of us since our earliest days in school.
People learn by making and correcting mistakes" (p.
Holland came to complex adaptive systems through his work on machine learning - the effort to build artificial systems that learn by interacting with an environment.
He likes it because it's a hands-on program where he can learn by doing.
Vicarious learning, also referred to as observational learning, indicates that people can learn by observing others' behaviors without direct experience.
Almost all students indicated that they preferred to learn by working in groups with limited interaction with teachers.
In order to achieve these goals, business schools must continually find ways to allow students to learn by practical application.
A unique community-based approach that emphasizes teaching and learning from both a theoretical and practical perspective, service-learning allows students to learn by providing direct services in a community and by combining knowledge with experience in authentic settings.
When students learn by simulations, they will have few problems understanding, analyzing, transferring, and dealing with real events and activities.
Furthermore, a synthesis of results of several studies ranging over different industries and organizations found that workers learn by a number of active methods, including applying theory, practicing skills, solving problems, making mistakes, and interacting with others (Gerber, 1998).