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A high degree of autonomy creates opportunity for diversity, and local variation is one of the strengths of the UK approach to higher education. However there are some restraints on autonomy, for example in ensuring accountability for public money. Arguably, such constraints have grown over the last fifty years (Shattock, 2012). Higher education providers employ their own staff and have full autonomy from government over admissions decisions, assessment, the content of programmes, etc. Various professional bodies (such as the General Medical Council) accredit programmes of study, often granting those completing such programmes a ‘licence to practice’.

There is now more emphasis on preparing students for employment with far greater engagement with employers or the local economy in more rural institutions. We have aimed to incorporate and reflect all of these types of changing agendas within the various chapters in this latest edition of the handbook. PURPOSE OF THIS HANDBOOK As with our previous editions, this book is intended primarily for relatively inexperienced teachers in HE in all types of institutions. Established lecturers interested in exploring recent developments in teaching, learning and assessment will also find it a valuable resource for updating their own practice.

In each chapter, the authors have put such terms in bold to indicate that a brief definition of the meaning of words or terms may be found alphabetically listed in the glossary. Authors have been careful to use such technical words or terms sparingly so as not to overload the reader coming from a different background, but many are terms that will be encountered and need to be used in teaching in HE. The glossary may be used in conjunction with reading the chapter or (as many of our previous readers have found) used as a separate resource.

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