Learning is natural and every child can learn on his/her own. For example, every child learns his/her mother tongue naturally. The process of learning can be broken up in 3 steps:
Absorption: Take input and absorb information about what has to be learnt. Read, watch, listen etc.
Assimilation: Immerse yourself in some completely unrelated task. The input goes into a temporary memory storage location, which keeps only the latest stuff. Doing something else lets your mind mysteriously form internal connections that transforms the input into ‘learning’. This is not a conscious activity and your rational mind usually has no control over it.
Re expression: Re-express the input in your own words. This shows that assimilation was successful and ‘learning’ has happened