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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. 83, Spring 2016: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Journeying Through the Wild: The Jungle Book – Carolyn Leslie

Excavating Knowledge: Jurassic Park in the Classroom – David Crewe

Screens in the Classroom

Drumming to a Different Beat: Whiplash – Susanna Nelson
All of Them Witches: Individuality, Conformity and the Occult on Screen – Sarah Ward
No Man Is an Island: Finding Friendship in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Garry Westmore
Bringing the Law to Life: Legal Briefs – Shasta Stevic

Blockbuster Central

Critiquing the Critics: Part One – Peter Gutiérrez

Talking Society

Damsels in Development: Representation, Transition and the Disney Princess – Sam Higgs

Ladies First: Studying Short Documentaries About Women in Sport – Luke Rodesiler

Filmmaker Profile

Tim Burton – Rebekah Brammer

Teaching Media

Movie Masters in the Making: Young Filmmakers on Success – Dylan Bird
Practical Effects for the Digital World – Peter W Allen

Tech’d Out

Sync or Swim: Loop – Kevin Lavery
Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

Liminal Vision: Transformation and Renewal in Pan's Labyrinth – Gabrielle O'Brien
Smoke and Mirrors in the South: Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire – Jasmine Crittenden
Artificial Intimacy: Technology and Human Connection in Her – Anthony Carew

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