It is the kind of learning that adds new knowledge and skills to your repertoire. With growth learning, you’re acquiring new information that enables you to do things that you could not do previously. You can discover great ideas by listening to podcasts, reading blogs, and reading books.
... but learning is not practice. Unless you apply that knowledge and make a meaningful contribution with it, passive learning is not a form of practice. Making mistakes while practising is a great form of learning, because it helps you gain important insights.
Stop Thinking and Start Doing: The Power of Practicing More
Most people think about learning as adding knowledge and skills. You now have a new fact in your mind that didn’t exist before.The most useful learning isn’t usually a strict addition of new knowledge, but first unlearning something false or unhelpful.
The Art of Unlearning | Scott H Young
"Passive learning is not a form of practice because although you gain new knowledge, you are not discovering how to apply that knowledge. Active practice, meanwhile, is one of the greatest forms of learning because the mistakes you make while practicing reveal important insights."
The "Do Something" Mindset (The Power of Practicing More)