Theory and methods are not the same. I believe that there are some differences between the two. To me, theory is something that we put with our minds, practicing them is a different thing. Methods, on the other hand, are things that we have done in the past. This is nothing fancy, in fact, there are all just my way of thinking about them. Take my ideas as you wish, they are here in the open. I hope that this works out.
This page contains examples of student writing associated with the Theory and Methods requirement.