We are again indebted to those colleagues who gave us support in preparing this second edition. Much has changed in the years since we first published.
We would like to thank David House, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Brighton, and one time colleague of Ian, for his help in updating us on some of those changes. Similarly to Liz Beaty, Director of Learning and Teaching at the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFC) who patiently took us through the advances in higher education to support the funding of teaching and learning and who has deeply influenced the form the funding takes.
Sarah Mann, Senior Lecturer in the Learning and Teaching Centre at the University of Glasgow gave us a very positive review and very helpful insights about the First edition which we have incorporated into the 2nd edition.
Helena Webster, Reader in Architecture in the Department of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University kindly gave her time in taking us through the world of architecture and the student experience. Jayne Stevens Principal Lecturer Performance Studies, National Teaching Fellow, School of English, Performance and Historical Studies, at De Montford University, Leicester, gave us insight about reflective learning in their dance programme.
We are grateful to Uma Patel, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Lifelong Learning at City University, London, for her guiding us through the new technologies section and to Patrick Baughan, Lecturer in the Centre for Educational and Academic Practice at City University, London who offered support and tangible material for inclusion in this edition.
Our thanks also to Peter Kahn and colleagues who have recently published the results of their FDTL project with the HEA for an early sight of their findings. Their substantial work was heartening to read and encouraging for this second edition.
Thanks also to the Master's student who generously allowed us to include an extract from his personal learning portfolio in Chapter 8. More generally our appreciation to all our students over the years who have shared their reflective learning with us.