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RS Teacher’s Metacognition Essay Published in Sixth Form Matters

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RS Teacher’s Metacognition Essay Published in Sixth Form Matters

Congratulations to Notre Dame’s A-level Philosophy Ethics and Religious Studies teacher Maria Coyle whose essay about metacognition has appeared in a new collection of case studies and thought leadership pieces from experts around the world: Sixth Form Matters.

As stated on the Sixth Form Colleges Association’s website, “At a time when the government’s 16-19 policies are focussed on technical education and the skills agenda, it is important to draw attention to the pathway chosen by the majority of young people at the age of 16: sixth form education. Furthermore, with every sixth form college judged good or outstanding by Ofsted, with a growing number of colleges playing an important role in system leadership, and with colleges increasing their capacity to accommodate growing student populations, it is timely to recognise and celebrate what an excellent sixth form education looks like and to consider the issues of today and tomorrow.”

Sixth Form Matters was launched at the House of Commons on May 15, an event attended by Maria Coyle, who is pictured above with MP Rachel Hopkins - who hosted the reception at the House of Commons - and Bill Watkin Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association. Maria’s article focused on using the Thinking Moves A-Z framework for metacognition in the Philosophy, Theology and Ethics lessons that all Notre Dame students attend each week.

“This new book, featuring contributors from the United States to New Zealand, reminds us why sixth form education is so important, what a wonderful experience it is for three quarters of a million young people every year - and that change is the only constant.”

 The online version of this publication can be accessed here.

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