Latent learning is something which is learned, but the effects of learning are not expressed until a later date, when the knowledge has a direct application. The knowledge may not even be consciously known, but a knowledge acquired by passive observation. The mind accesses the latent information when the need arises. Some of this is 'behavioral' knowledge, like learning your way around an area without consciously doing much more than noticing things when you pass through it.
Examples of Latent Learning:
|Touch typing is a method of typing in which you learn the location of keys, but when typing, you don't consciously even need to look at the keyboard to know where to hit the keys.|