Static Visualizations

Static visualizations are those that do not change with time. Because the learner does not interact with such a visualization, these play a somewhat limited role. This is especially true if the learner enters with misconceptions of a concept. An image of a graph or a diagram or any form of static visualization will not only not be a convincing media for showing inconstantcies in a students beliefs but will also be interpreted within the context of their misconception. This does not mean, however, that static visualizations can't play a role in education. Simply that such visualizations are more suited for building relationships between concepts than inducing disequilibrium within the misconception of the student. Static Visualizations can: