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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. 86, 2017: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Slumber Party: Girl Asleep and Growing into Growing Up – Anna Kuch and Bridget Hanna
Island Idols: Custom, Courage and Culture in Disney's Moana – Carolyn Leslie
Temporal Truths: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Susan Bye

Talking Society

'I'm a Badass Hunky Dude': Gender, Hegemony and She's the Man – Adolfo Aranjuez

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: Passengers and the Specifics of Space – David Crewe

Kids on Film: Teaching Documentary in the English Classroom – Louise Lavery

Filmmaker Profile

Richard Linklater – Anthony Carew

Teaching Media

Marvel and the Storytelling Industry: Characters in an Age of Media Convergence – Tyson Wils
Light Through the Darkness: Using CAMELS to Analyse Steve McQueen's Hunger – Jeremy Guzman
Active Audiences: Lessons on Media Agency and Control – Deborah Spilsbury
Packing a Punch: Structuring a Short Comedy Film – Vincent Pickering

Tech’d Out

Sync or Swim: Adobe Premiere Clip – Kevin Lavery
Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

Best in the West: Genre, John Wayne and the American Dream in John Ford's The Searchers – Brian McFarlane
'Hey, That's No Dame!': Comedy and Performance in Some Like It Hot – Eloise Ross
Looking for a Way Out: Reimagining the Gaze in Carol – Gabrielle O'Brien

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