Should faculty provide students with lecture notes?
Notes from reading Landrum, R. E. (2010). Faculty and student perceptions of providing instructor lecture notes to students: match or mismatch?. Journal Of Instructional Psychology, (3), 216.
Attendance and note taking improve student performance. Generative processing: the student must listen, select important ideas, hold and manipulate ideas in working memory, interpret, decide what to record and then write.
When controlling for student initial knowledge, students perform best when given partial notes. There is also a noticeable increase in attendance and attentiveness. Reviewing notes is always an important element.