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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. 81, Autumn 2016: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

The Dressmaker: Vengeance in Vogue – Carolyn Leslie
Every Dog Has Its Day: Using Oddball in the Primary Classroom – Anne Vize

Screens in the Classroom

Gulpilil’s Country: Narrating Aboriginal Cultures – Hanna Schenkel


Looking for Hitchcock: Reviewing Literature on an Icon – Brian McFarlane
Fear Takes Flight: Adaptation, Paranoia and Punishment in The Birds – Roger Stitson
The Blonde Who Knew Too Much: Revisiting Marnie – Nathan Smith

Blockbuster Central

Science and the Wonder of the Real – Peter Gutiérrez

Talking Society

Learning to Be a Man: The Mask You Live In and the Masculinity Crisis – Myke Bartlett

Not Just a Barbie Girl: Miss Representation and Objectification in the Media – Jasmine Crittenden

Teaching Media

Sync or Swim: GIFs – Kevin Lavery
A New State of Play: Why Games Belong in the Classroom – James Crafti

Filmmaker Profile

Sofia Coppola – Anthony Carew

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

Shadows of a Sunburnt Country: Mystery Road, the Western and the Conflicts of Contemporary Australia – Sarah Ward
Together We Fall: Class, Religion and Gender in A Separation – Susan Bye
Nostalgia for the Present: Woody Allen’s Manhattan – Gabrielle O’Brien

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