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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. 74, Winter 2014: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

The Wind Rises, A Genius Departs – Anthony Carew

Sisters Doin' It for Themselves: Frozen and the Evolution of the Disney Heroine – Michelle Law

Screens in the Classroom

Strangers in the Night: Spirited Away – Chris Muir
Hidden Depths: A Ponyo Study Guide – Kim Edwards
Pigs Might Fly: Applying Literary Analysis to Porco Rosso – Paul Jackson
Princess Mononoke: Transgressing the Binaries the Bind – Tara Judah

Talking Society

The Invisible Barrier: How Cinema is Addressing the Borderless World in an Age of Imagined Borders – Andrew Doyle

Teaching Media

A Lie That Tells the Truth: How Fictional Techniques Enhance Documentary Storytelling – Hanna Schenkel
Stepping into Supernatural: Screen Literacy and Breaking the Fourth Wall – Bridget Hanna
The Course of Conversation: Building Interview Skills – Anne Vize
Thinking Big: How Crowdfunding Can Work for Schools – Jasmine Crittenden

Film Schools

Griffith Film School – Dylan Bird

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields
Hardware Reviews: The Black Magic Cinema Camera – Christopher Kenworthy

Film as Text

Connecting the Pieces in Howl's Moving Castle – Susan Bye

Reading American Graffiti – Nicholas Godfrey
Finding Wartime Women in Paradise Road – Carolyn Leslie

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