Teaching and Research Staff

Dr Jessica Amy Sears

B.Ed (Human Movement & Health Education) (Hons), M.Ed (Leadership & Management)

Lecturer in Teacher Education
Building 1431 Room 2.39

Jessica has over 6 years’ experience teaching at University and 14 years’ experience teaching in schools. She is passionate about teacher education and is keen to share her knowledge and experience with teaching students. She prides herself in delivering high quality student centred learning experiences.

Jessica has a long standing passion for Physical Education and Sport. She likes to spend her free time outdoors, over summer you can find her volunteering as a Surf Life Saver.

2019 – 2014 Lecturer, Tutor and Tertiary Mentor at The University of Sydney

Taught in the following areas:

  • PE Pedagogies
  • Health Pedagogies
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management
  • Professional Practice and Leadership
  • Sports Coaching
  • Contemporary issues in Sport and Physical Activity

Taught to:

  • B. Education (HPE)
  • B. Education (Primary)
  • B. Education (Secondary)
  • M. Teach (HPE)
  • M. Teach (Primary)

2014-2019 Casual Teacher at various Schools

2012-2014 PDHPE Teacher/Rowing Coordinator Loreto Kirribilli, NSW, Australia

2012 PDHPE Teacher Hurstville Boys High, NSW, Australia

2009-2011 PE Teacher Cranford Community School, London, UK.

2008 – 2009 PDHPE Teacher Greystanes High School, NSW, Australia

Jessica is currently working on her PhD which examines how PDHPE and School Sport are being delivered and valued in NSW schools.

Jessica recently took part in the NSW deep dive Workshop which was an opportunity for leaders and practitioners to come together, share learnings and discuss further initiatives to improve physical activity levels across NSW.

Jessica’s teaching was filmed in 2016 as part of the Uni2Beyond segment on Lateline.

  • Georgakis, S., & Graham, J. (2016). From Comparative Education to Comparative Pedagogy: A Physical Education Case Study. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives15(1), 105-115.
  • Graham, J., & Georgakis, S. (2015). The Emancipation Years: Sport in the Female Colleges at the University of Sydney 1892-1958. International Journal of Higher Education4(4), 216-222.

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