The Best-Laid Plans: Modern Conceptions of Volition and Educational Research
Part of what it takes to succeed in academic settings is paying attention to and working toward appropriate goals. Working toward goals involves protecting the intention to accomplish goals from competing intentions and other distractions. Voluntary movement to protective action when situations demand it is central to a modernday view of volition. This paper (a) discusses contemporary theory and research related to volition in education and (b) proposes agenda items for continued research.