what is Plymouth's "hands on approach"/"active learning" in psychology undergrad?

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On Uni of Plymouth psychology UG course, it says it takes on more of a "hands on approach" of "active learning" rather than more lectures. It also says a student spends under 17 hours a week in scheduled sessions. Therefore, what counts as active learning?
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On Uni of Plymouth psychology UG course, it says it takes on more of a "hands on approach" of "active learning" rather than more lectures. It also says a student spends under 17 hours a week in scheduled sessions. Therefore, what counts as active learning?
It means "learning by doing". So, in the case of psychology, it could be: creating and running your own experiment, analysing data sets, coding, etc. If active learning is important to you, then I suggest trying to figure out how much time you will spend doing it; I'm a BSc Psychology grad and a lot of my course was theory-based / textbook-crunchy.
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It means "learning by doing". So, in the case of psychology, it could be: creating and running your own experiment, analysing data sets, coding, etc. If active learning is important to you, then I suggest trying to figure out how much time you will spend doing it; I'm a BSc Psychology grad and a lot of my course was theory-based / textbook-crunchy.
Hi thank you for you input, did you like your course being more that way?
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Hii, I would describe my course as being mixed. In research methods, it’s really useful to have an active learning approach bc just learning just the theory makes it difficult to understand.

More scientific psychology topics are better to learn using theory but this may also be personal preference!
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Hi thank you for you input, did you like your course being more that way?
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Hii, I would describe my course as being mixed. In research methods, it’s really useful to have an active learning approach bc just learning just the theory makes it difficult to understand.

More scientific psychology topics are better to learn using theory but this may also be personal preference!
Thank you for responding.
So, scientific topics are easier to learn via lectures and reading, but when learning research methods it is easier through a practical approach to learning? It doesn't really specify on any of the courses i've looked at unfortuanetly as to what they do practical for
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