Denise L. Winsor

Denise L. Winsor joined the academic community after working as a clinical psychologist. She piloted the Family Builders and Family Preservation grants in the 1980s. She has developed the Dynamic Systems Framework for Personal Epistemology Development, a systems model which aids the understanding of early childhood cognitive development. Her research interests include an emphasis on preschool-age children’s knowledge and understanding, and how to more effectively educate preschool children using developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood classrooms. Currently, Dr. Winsor is working in collaboration with multiple research teams to develop a science curriculum for preschool using science inquiry methods and utilizing a systems approach (i.e., child, teacher, parent, and peer interactions) to better understand the epistemological development of very young children as they become school-ready. She is interested in teacher preparation methods, specifically metacognitive strategies that integrate theoretical, conceptual, and applied tasks that aid students in high-order thinking related to real world settings.


Technology and Young Children: Bridging the Communication-Generation Gap
Sally Blake, Denise L. Winsor, Lee Allen. © 2012. 326 pages.
Teachers of young children are the technology gatekeepers in childcare programs. They are vital to the appropriate use of technology, yet little is documented concerning training...
Child Development and the Use of Technology: Perspectives, Applications and Experiences
Sally Blake, Denise L. Winsor, Lee Allen. © 2012. 401 pages.
Children experience technology in both formal and informal settings as they grow and develop. Despite research indicating the benefits of technology in early childhood education...
iPods, Internet and Apps, Oh My: Age Appropriate Technology in Early Childhood Educational Environments
Sally Blake, Denise L. Winsor, Candice Burkett, Lee Allen. © 2012. 20 pages.
This chapter explores perceptions about technology and young children and includes results of a survey answered by Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) and Early Childhood...
Promoting Family Involvement through Using Technology
Vivian Gunn Morris, Satomi Izumi-Taylor, Cheri Lewis Smith, Denise L. Winsor. © 2010. 13 pages.
In this chapter the authors have provided an overview of some of the ideas about families and technology use in early childhood programs. The four authors are university faculty...