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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. 88, 2017: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Coming Full Circle: A Study Guide to The Lion King – Kim Edwards
WALL•E: A Ray of Hope in a Ruined World – Carolyn Leslie
Memories and Suspicions: A Study Guide to Casting JonBenet – Katy Marriner
More than Just Space Junk: Ridley Scott's The Martian – Sarah Ward

Talking Society

Confronting Images: Suicide, Rape Culture and Responsibility in 13 Reasons Why – Adolfo Aranjuez

Winds of Change: Al Gore's Mission in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – Celia Lambert

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: Finding Nemo, Finding Dory and the Study of the Sea – David Crewe
Literacy Through Laughter: How to Teach a Sitcom-based Unit – Louise Lavery
Time Regained: Intertextuality and The Hours – Brian McFarlane

Filmmaker Profile

Michael Haneke – Anthony Carew

Teaching Media

Anatomy of a Cult TV Following: Twin Peaks Fandom, Then and Now – Gabrielle O'Brien

Virtual Reality: Moving Beyond a Cinema of Attractions – Kath Dooley

Tech'd Out

Sync or Swim: Paper – Kevin Lavery
Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

A Moment of Recognition: Spectator Identification in Memento – Zoë Goodall
'Can't Be in This Place Anymore': The Australian Gothic and the Oppressive Home in Jasper Jones – Claire White
Life on a Loop: The Enduring Appeal of Groundhog Day – Nicholas Godfrey

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