An important aspect of what constitutes beginning gamers' learning trajectories is guidance from experienced players. However, there is little educational research on these processes within a competitive gaming scene. In this chapter, the authors analyse the mentor-apprentice relationship in a team in the multiplayer FPS CS:GO within an esports and educational context. By assuming a dialogic approach to agency and meaning making, they analyse how the team orients towards the apprentice's agency and how the apprentice responds to these orientations. The other players' orientations towards the apprentice's decisions indicate that support diminishes, and responsibility and expectations grow over time. Communication and collaboration appear to be an inherent part of functioning as a team and teaching others in the team, and all players are expected to develop agency and reach a level of independence. In the chapter, they show and discuss how this happens.
|Title of host publication||Esports Research and Its Integration in Education|
|Editors||Miles Harvey, Rick Marlatt|
|ISBN (Print)||9781799870692, 1799870693, 9781799870708|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Aug 2021|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|