Deductive learning is a more instructor-centered approach to education. Concepts and generalizations are introduced first to learners, followed by specific examples and activities to support learning. Lessons are generally conducted in lecture form with minimal dialogue between educators and their learners.
Deductive learning refers to a method of teaching that may be more suitable in introductory level courses who need a clear foundation from which to begin with a new language item. Learners who are accustomed to a more traditional approach to learning and therefore lack the training to find rules themselves may struggle with this method.