Mr Matthew Sossick

School: Education

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 020 8417 5130

Location: Edu-Kingston Hill 240


Matthew teaches on subject specialism modules in history and geography and on pedagogic and professional studies.
Prior to joining Kingston University he spent ten years teaching in secondary schools in the London area. He was head of history and of humanities with responsibilities for assessment and recording in two schools, and has taught part-time on the secondary history PGCE and professional studies courses at Roehampton University.

Over the past four years Matthew has developed an ongoing project placing students in museums and galleries, with the aim of improving professional development in association with the museum, libraries and archives service. He is currently working with teachers in situated practice to develop the teaching and learning of history in primary schools.

Matthew is Associate Editor of International Journal of the Humanities.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MA, Education, Institute of Education
  • BA(Hons), University of East Anglia

Research interests

Trainee teachers' understanding of history teaching; special education teaching and learning.


Number of items: 5.


Allen, Michael, Briten, Elizabeth, Maude, Kulwinder, Ooms, Ann, Sossick, Matthew and Valentine, Mari Jo (2017) Catching them early : identifying potential early-career leavers. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 9(2), pp. 110-123. ISSN (online) 2054-5266

Sossick, Matthew (2014) How might primary trainees' experience of a humanities module in Initial Teacher Training have impacted on their understanding of teaching history to pupils with special speech, language and communication needs? International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research, 12(2), pp. 144-158.

Sossick, Matthew (2011) Big timelines, bigger pictures: supporting initial teacher trainees to think big about chronology. Primary History, 59, p. 31. ISSN (print) 0966-6559

Sossick, Matthew (2010) What impact does background have on initial teacher trainees' conceptions of teaching history to primary school pupils? International Journal of the Humanities, 9(5), pp. 211-221. ISSN (print) 1447-9508

Conference or Workshop Item

Allen, Michael, Maude, Kulwinder, Briten, Elizabeth, Sossick, Matt, White, Rita, Valentine, Mari Jo, Ooms, Ann and Ramsey, Diana (2016) Catching them early: Promoting teacher retention by identifying potential early-career leavers. In: 7th TEAN Annual Conference: Helping Students, Lecturers and Practitioners in Education become the Best Professionals they can be; 05-06 May 2016, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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