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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. 87, 2017: Contents
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New & Notable

Inside Out: Grown-up Discussions for Little Ones – Louise Lavery

Out from the Fringes: Teen Tropes and Female Perspective in The Edge of Seventeen – Suzie Gibson

Talking Society

Horror, History, Healing: The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence and the Indonesian Genocide – Anthony Carew

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: The Fast and the Furious and the Mechanics of Dangerous Driving – David Crewe
Converting the Classics: Adaptation and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Tracy Morris
Ancient Texts, New Visions: Teaching Mythology Through Film – Jason D DeHart

Head Games: A Concussion Study Guide – Luke Rodesiler
Interactive Literacy: Studying Videogames in the Classroom – Mark Clutton
Rabbit-Proof Fence: Exploring the Complexities and Horror of the Stolen Generations – Garry Westmore


Tribute to Barrie McMahon – Julie Keane

Filmmaker Profile

Alfred Hitchcock – Kenn Mogg

Tech’d Out

Sync or Swim: Office Mix – Kevin Lavery
Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

Taking on Tradition: Coming of Age and Conformity in Dead Poets Society – Zoë Wallin
Ahistorical Visions: Race and the Influence of the Hollywood Epic in Baz Luhrmann's Australia – Ella Donald
'Vampires Don't Do Dishes': Mockumentary, the Undead and What We Do in the Shadows – Sarah Ward

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