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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. 78, Winter 2015: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

The Unsweetened Truth: A Study Guide to That Sugar Film – Kim Edwards

Let’s Get Animated

The Simpsons and Surrealist Art – Kevin Lavery
Astro Boy and the Ethics of Technology – Maydia Parry
The Legend of Korra and Minority Representation – Adolfo Aranjuez
Danger Mouse and Comedy – Myke Bartlett
Wandering Son and Gender Identity – Paul Jackson
Futurama and Advanced Mathematics – David Crewe
Death Note and Morality – Bridget Hanna
Adventure Time and Gender Stereotypes – Carolyn Leslie
Ren & Stimpy and Classroom Behaviour – Chloe Brien & Andrew Nolan

WWI Remembered

‘A True Soldier Doesn’t Always Wear Khaki’: Anzac Girls and The Crimson Field – Carolyn Leslie
Anzac Lessons: Teaching World War I in the Digital Age – Susanna Nelson
The Birth of a Legend: Reinforcing Australian Mythology in Peter Weir’s Gallipoli – Bridget Curran

Screens in the Classroom

Re-creating the Creature: Visions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Sarah Ward

Talking Society

Stop the Ships: Elysium, Asylum Seekers and the Battle over Sovereign Borders – Suzie Gibson

Filmmaker Profile

David Lynch – David Crewe

Teaching Media

The Journey of a Local Film Festival – Amanda Sherring

Film Schools

Sydney Film School & International Film School Sydney – Dylan Bird

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

Burned by the Bright Lights: Ambition, Applause and Artifice in All About Eve – Jasmine Crittenden
Into the Maze: Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining – Nicholas Godfrey

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