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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.
See also: by, learn
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This was the same long-familiar tone his father always took with him, and Seryozha had learned by now to fall in with it.
These results suggest that the instructors actually "learned by their own mistakes." That is, they used the videos as a self-modeling tool to improve their instructions.
And what is needed is an educational infrastructure and leadership delivery that builds on the basic principles and processes of "knowledge management." Policymakers and stakeholders must focus all of its efforts on advancing student learning and managing more effectively the knowledge that could be learned by the best practices for improved learning and higher achievement.
These are important skills to have, and they can be learned by a student with LD.
These contributions help explain the nature of the knowledge learned by evolutionary processes, and how ecosystems can successfully self-organize to employ vast amounts of such knowledge.
Sensation necessitates classification into categories that, in turn, can only be learned by exposure to sensations.
In a few hours, users have learned by doing in a controlled environment, without experiencing the risks of actual decision making.
Service learning projects impact student performance and different subjects are better learned by actively engaging the students.
Traditional educational programs developed out of principles that identify educational values within particular subject matter or disciplines to be learned by pupils.
What is essential needs to be identified and learned by pupils, be it inductively and/or deductively.
In addition to trying to "figure out" and/or "question" the nature of the problems they encountered, they learned by caring, supporting and listening to community members and their peers.
Myths have been engendered because distance teaching does require additional skills that must be learned by those wishing to use this vehicle as a teaching tool.