Carmen Viktoria Gamper is the founder of New Learning Culture Consulting and author of the parent’s guide Flow To Learn. She is an international speaker, advisor, and advocate for innovative child-centered education and assists educators and parents through consulting and trainings.
Carmen co-created and worked as the pedagogical director of two innovative schools in Europe. She was hired by the leadership of the “Kinderhaus Miteinander” in Wörgl, Austria, to re-create their school learning environment and rewrite their mission statement. Her work helped this alternative school to be awarded its initial accreditation. Working with a group of parents in her hometown of Merano, Italy, she co-created a Montessori-inspired, Rebeca Wild based school for grades 1-12 that thrives to this day.
After finishing her degree in German and English linguistics/literature/didactics, Carmen took a Montessori teacher training with Claus-Dieter Kaul, founder of the “Institut für Ganzheitliches Lernen” (Institute for Holistic Learning) in Munich. As part of a wave of European “enhanced” Montessori teachers, Carmen studied with Rebeca and Mauricio Wild, and draws knowledge from Emmi Pikler, Magda Gerber, Elfriede Hengstenberg, Joseph Chilton Pearce, and other educators and researchers of child development. A self-directed learner, she studied a wide range of educational philosophies including Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Froebel, and democratic education.