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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. 90, 2018: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Same Old Song: Nostalgia and Fantasy in La La Land – Anthony Carew
Cautionary Reflections: Looking into Black Mirror – Adrian Martin
A Closer Orbit: Relationships and Empathy in Wonder – Carolyn Leslie

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: Primate Probabilities in the Planet of the Apes Trilogy – Dave Crewe

Welcome to the Machine: Artificial Intelligence on Screen – Rebekah Brammer
Playing to Win: Women's Sport, Equity and Battle of the Sexes – Luke Rodesiler
Down to Earth: European Film Movements and Narrative in the Classroom – Jason D DeHart

Talking Society

Tainted Love: The Troubling Messages of Big-screen Romance – Greta Parry

Questions and Answers: Confronting Exclusion in You Can't Ask That – Hanna Schenkel

Beyond the Multiplex

A Long Way from Home: African History, Politics and Identity in Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl – Cristina Álvarez López

Filmmaker Profile

Asghar Farhadi – Dave Crewe

Teaching Media

Classified Materials: Choosing Appropriate Classroom Content – Louise Lavery

Tech'd Out

Sync or Swim: Adobe Education Exchange– Kevin Lavery
Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

Love in a Lost World: William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet – Susan Bye

Grief and the Unspeakable: Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf? – Eloise Ross
A Circle in a Spiral: Unfulfilled Ambitions in Inside Llewyn Davis – Anthony Carew

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