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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. 89, 2017: Contents
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New & Notable

Ruthless Landscapes: Indigenous History and Western Genre Tropes in Sweet Country – Jasmine Crittenden
Lost in History: The Banal and the Profound in 20th Century Women – Ella Donald

Brief Encounters: Mischief and Malice in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie – Carolyn Leslie

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: Untangling the Webs of Spider-Man: Homecoming – Dave Crewe

Talking Society

Familiar Nightmares: The Harrowing World of The Handmaid's Tale – Suzie Gibson
Challenge Mode: Overcoming Sexism in the Games Industry – Bridget Hanna
Sex on Screen: How to Talk About Pornography – Catherine Manning

Beyond the Multiplex

Happily Ever After? Transgressive Desires and Gender Roles in Donkey Skin – Joanna Di Mattia

Filmmaker Profile

Jane Campion – Anthony Carew

Teaching Media

Hopes and Fears: Television Advertising and the Same-sex Marriage Postal Survey – Peter Quinn
Creative Conventions: How to Script a Great Short Film – Brett Lamb

'Excellent' Education: Wayne's World in the Junior Classroom – Louise Lavery

Tech'd Out

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

Film as Text

Indigenous Soul: The Sapphires' Journey from Stage to Screen – Zoë Wallin
Sport as Utopia: Intersectionality and Narrative in Remember the Titans – Adrian Martin
Capitalism, Otherness and the American Dream: James Gray's The Immigrant – Cristina Álvarez López

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