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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. 91, 2018: Contents
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New & Notable

Beating Hearts: Compassion and Self-discovery in Call Me by Your Name – Joanna Di Mattia
Getting Down to Business: Mulan and Disney's Evolving Progressivism – Michelle Law
Dark Magic: The Mixed Messages of Beauty and the Beast – Louise Lavery

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: The Dangerous Biology of Annihilation – Dave Crewe
A Different Stage: Film, Theatre and the Space Between – Tim Byrne

Reflecting Windows: The Blade Runner Films in the English Classroom – Duncan Driver

Talking Society

Art Attack: Social Responsibility and Discomfort in The Square – Anthony Carew
Lives in Transit: The Egalitarian Perspective of The Staging Post – Suzie Gibson
The Act of Seeing: Cinema, Ethics and Responsibility – Emma Westwood

Beyond the Multiplex

Honesty in Artifice: The Medieval Text in Éric Rohmer's Perceval – Jonathan Rosenbaum

Filmmaker Profile

Paul Thomas Anderson – Anthony Carew

Teaching Media

False Witnesses: Fact and Fiction in the Age of Fake News – Brett Lamb
An Eye on the Endgame: Developing Effective Educational Apps – Kathrin Mertes

Tech'd Out

Sync or Swim: VLC Media Player– Kevin Lavery
Creative Devices – Joel Aarons

Film as Text

Against Authority: Rebellion and Religious Allegory in Cool Hand Luke – Nicholas Godfrey
'Better Not to Die at All': The Battles of All Quiet on the Western Front – Zoë Wallin

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