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Screen Education is a partially refereed quarterly magazine written by and for teachers and students in primary and secondary schools in all curriculum areas, as well as some areas of tertiary study. The magazine also publishes articles by educators, scholars and critics.

Published by Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), the magazine builds on many decades of experience in delivering screen literacy programs for teachers and students. Firmly grounded in both theory and practice, the magazine brings more awareness about the diversity and complex character of the moving image, simultaneously promoting the joy of learning and an appreciation of screen culture.

The magazine includes practical classroom ideas, lesson plans and activities along with essays, study guides, updates on new technology, and book and DVD reviews.

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No. 77, Autumn 2015: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

These Things Take Time: Boyhood – Paul Jackson
Searching for Heroes, Soaring Towards New Heights: Paper Planes – Tara Judah
Guns, Grief and Giftedness: Running Away with The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet – Kim Edwards

Screens in the Classroom

Finding Your Own Buzz: Maya the Bee Movie – Celia Lambert

Talking Society

Please Look After This Bear: The Perils of Seeking a New Home in Paddington – Carolyn Leslie

Filmmaker Profile

The Coen Brothers – Nicholas Godfrey

Teaching Media

The Importance of Being Biased – Myke Bartlett
Screening Screen Use: Preparing Students for Healthy Technology Use – Alison Stegert
The Allegorical Allusion: How New Media and an Ancient Narrative Technique Can Create Films with Social Symbolism – Melanie Fawcett
From Classroom to Cannes: Getting Your Short Film into Festivals – Peter W Allen

Film Schools

SAE QANTM – Dylan Bird

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

Planetary Provocations: Lars von Trier's Melancholia – Gabrielle O'Brien
Manning Up: Race, Gender and Violence in Boyz n the Hood – Sarinah Masukor
Interrogating Gender in Crime TV: Top of the Lake – Emily Bullock
Life Bleeding into Art: Roman Polanski's Macbeth – Olivia Maria Harsan

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