There is not much out there in the modern world of research into learner agency. This is mind – boggling since it lays the foundation upon which all other lifeworthy learning happens. Rather than complicate things by insisting that learner agency is the power to make rules and allocate resources, Johnston comes from the idea that that agency is a belief that ones actions are causal. Agency is an enacted theory of action.
Whilst reading Ritchharts book on cultures of thinking I came across a paper he cited. Here it is: