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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.

Screen Education is available through subscription, both in print and digitally via Zinio. You can also purchase individual PDF articles via The Education Shop (which accepts school purchase orders and credit card payments), or contact us if you’d like to order a one-off copy of the magazine.

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Issue 73, Autumn 2014: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Gravity: Genre-bending Gender – Myke Bartlett
Sweet Little Lies: Truth and Fiction in Stories We Tell – Celia Lambert
People's Hero or Narcissistic Traitor?:
Questions of Ethics in The Fifth Estate – Rose Lucas
I Want My YouTube: ACMI's Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition – Anthony Carew

Screens in the Classroom

Women of the Future: Global Teen Voices in I Am a Girl – Tara Judah

Nice Guys Can Win: Fighting Fair and Flying High in Planes and Turbo – Carolyn Leslie
Sensory-friendly Films: Catering for Children with Autism – Anne Vize
Professional Engagement in the Primary Classroom: Teaching and Learning Outside the Box – Marc Barrett

Talking Society

'There's no-one I'd rather be than me': A Study Guide on Difference and Disability – Kim Edwards

Are the Odds in Your Favour? A Film-production Approach to Exploring Sports-betting Advertising in the Classroom – Melanie Fawcett

Film Schools

Australian Film Television and Radio School: A Guide to Studying at AFTRS – Rowena Robertson

Teaching Media

Australian Screen Content in Education Research Project – Stuart Cunningham, Michael Dezuanni & Ben Goldsmith

In the Industry

The Kids Are All Right: Beyond the Mainstream in Berlinale's Generation – Clare Sawyer

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Rhys Cassidy
Software Reviews: iMovie 10 & SpeedGrade CC – Christopher Kenworthy

Film as Text

The Handmaid's Tale and the 'Dystopian Film' Space – Rebekah Brammer
Vulnerability and Rio Bravo – Leland Poague
Playing by Australian Rules – Andrew Doyle

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