Application of Project-Based Learning in a Theoretical Course: Process, Difficulties and Recommendations

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K. B. CODUR, S. Karatas, and A. H. Doğru, “Application of Project-Based Learning in a Theoretical Course: Process, Difficulties and Recommendations,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, pp. 17–25, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: