glyph 363: learning, continuous, lifelong ... curiosity, wonder . reason, logic ... innovation in education . Columbia University ... Socrates . Socratic education . salons ... the fullest use of questions ... intellectual and spiritual integrity ... how to invest in and earn a life of subjectively rewarded quest and adventure ... how to deserve victory in life (paraphrasing Winston Churchill -leif smith)
Ron is widely-recognized as the leading champion of lifelong learning. He is the author of 20 books starting with The Lifelong Learner (Simon and Schuster) which first popularized that term, and most recently PEAK LEARNING: How to Create Your Own Lifelong Education Program for Personal Enlightenment and Professional Success (Tarcher/Putnam). PEAK LEARNING is the best-selling book worldwide for non-traditional learners, and is provided as a handbook for all students of the largest on-line higher learning organization, the University of Phoenix.
Ron currently (2007) co-chairs the University Seminar on Innovation in Education, at Columbia University in New York City. ... (continued, with much additional material at above link)
National Coalition for Deliberaton & Dialogue has a few posts about Ronald Gross:
International Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame
Ron has appeared at many events as Socrates, provoking worthwhile discussion at events, providing catalysis for surprising insights. Although he brings his own can of diet hemlock it is best to keep a supply on hand.
Monthly Socrates Salons, Great Neck, New York (as of December 2006).
Founder and moderator of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education, at Columbia University.
Glyphs about Ron's work
Socrates Way, by Ronald Gross
Socrates Salon begins in Rome, Italy, 5 October 2005
December 29, 2006; edited/updated November 25, 2016