Associate Professor Prior is a passionate teacher of software development and innovation to students in engineering, information technology and multidisciplinary courses. She created and coordinates the Software Development Studio, which simulates a professional software development setting, embedded in a supportive and scaffolded learning environment. Over the last six years, 365 students have participated in this studio. Her teaching approach strongly encourages self-directed, active and collaborative learning in environments that provide deliberate scaffolding and support to students. She explicitly enables active industry engagement in the students’ learning experiences, and considers mentoring to be an essential part of students’ learning and development. She has completed several funded research projects on teaching and learning innovation, making a sustained contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning in the computing and software engineering fields.
Winner CORE Teaching Award