How do we learn what’s true?

Narrative fluency and the pedagogy of information

About this Site

Why did I make this?

I wrote this essay in early 2019 in response to what I saw as an unquestioning embrace of trendy information-literacy pedagogies among fellow teachers and people who write about education. It is the first in a series about surviving in a world bereft of epistemological signposts.

I blog regularly at, hosted on Blogger, but with this site, I wanted to try building everything from scratch. All the CSS is original and the content is hosted using GitHub Pages. I made a custom script in Python with Beautiful Soup to sanitize Word’s HTML exports.

This work—the text and code—is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. This grants you broad freedom to share and remix this work, as long as you credit me. Some content is included under other forms of public copyright license.

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