As Dewey noted, we don’t learn by doing, we learn by thinking about what we do. The caveat to this statement is that if we aren’t doing anything, we have nothing to think about. In order to think, analyze, reflect, you need something to think, analyze, and reflect on.
If you want to learn about coding? Try it. Want to learn about dealing with conflict? Try it. Want to get better at anything? Try it. Then, stop and think about it. What did you learn? What did you notice about yourself? What do you still need to know? What will you try next time?
If you want to learn something, you have to do… and think.