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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. 75, Spring 2014: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Reconciling Change: 52 Tuesdays – Kath Dooley
Putting the Pieces Together: The Lego Movie – Anne Vize

Screens in the Classroom

Pixar Shorts: Handling Tough Emotions – Carolyn Leslie
Look Closer: Unseen World 3D – Hilary Bowman-Smart

Talking Society

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Humanising the Refugee Debate – Jasmine Crittenden
The Power Is Yours: Waste Not – Celia Lambert

Teaching Media

Getting to Know Media Arts – Lee Burton
Lighting the Fire: Can Creativity Be Taught? – Margaret McVeigh
Slow Fade to Black? The Future of Celluloid Acquisition: A Survey of World Film Schools – Nicholas Oughton
The New Communication: Using New and Social Media as a Basis for Instruction and Assessment in Higher Education – Diane Charleson & Mark Lyall
Affinity Spaces and Microworlds: The UCROO Experiment – Wendy Haslem

Film Schools

Victorian College of the Arts – Dylan Bird

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields
Software Review: Logic Pro X – Christopher Kenworthy

Film as Text

Through the Peephole: Alfred Hitchcock and the Enduring Legacy of Psycho – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Mirror, Mirror: Fractured Female Identity in Black Swan – Gabrielle O'Brien
The Long Shadow of Hanging Rock – Brian McFarlane

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