Suppose you teach a course in which you display slides. Two approaches exists:
- distribute the slides (or any document that summarizes the content of the slides);
- rely on students to take notes.
[EDIT: When I say "distribute the slides", it does not imply that taking additional notes is forbidden. It simply means that the documents are available for students if they need them. The question is whether this policy encourage student to rely more on the slides than they should (reasoning "I can read the course whenever I want, so I don't need to listen carefully in class").]
Is there any evidence of which is better. I am searching for evidence that could solve the following situations (list not exhaustive) without relying on personnal taste/preferences:
- you don't have a lot of experience in teaching and you want to build an opinion on the subject
- you share a class with an other professor, and one of you think slides should be distributed, the other not
Suppose that there is no problem of copyright, etc.. Class level may be a parameter (e.g. undergrad vs grad).
The question here is related, but no answer seem to provide evidence other than experience or testimony, which are not strong evidences. A study from education sciences, pedagogy or something similar would be much better. I suppose such study exist, yet I can't find such a study on google scholar or similar sites.