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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. 80, Summer 2016: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

The Secret Life of Feelings: Inside Out and Teaching About Emotions – Carolyn Leslie

Screens in the Classroom

Cherchez la Femme: The Evolution of the Femme Fatale – David Crewe

Into the Wild: Teaching with Sir David Attenborough – Anne Vize
Frackman: Getting to the Core of Coal-seam Gas – Kath Dooley
Flying the Coop: Chicken Run, Escape Narratives and Modern History – Celia Lambert

Blockbuster Central

Three Cheers for the Bad Guy – Peter Gutiérrez

Talking Society

Colourful Families: The Importance of Gayby Baby – Claudia Long
Come Together: Overcoming Prejudice in Pride – Susanna Nelson

Filmmaker Profile

Christopher Nolan – Anthony Carew

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields
Software Review: Shooter Suite – Christopher Kenworthy

Film Schools

RMIT – Dylan Bird

Film as Text

Futuristic Femmes Fatales: The Android Women of Blade Runner – Rebekah Brammer
Culture Clash: East Meets West in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – Jasmine Crittenden

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