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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. 79, Spring 2015: Contents
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New & Notable

Power from a Different Perspective: Race, Gender and Grief in Big Hero 6 – Adolfo Aranjuez

The Future Is Now: Revisiting the Present in Back to the Future – Myke Bartlett

Screens in the Classroom

Quick Plays: Studying Short Sports-based Documentaries – Luke Rodesiler
Great Escapes: A Study Guide to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Mark Rafidi

Blockbuster Central

Safety in Numbers: The Staggering Success of the ‘Ensemble Action Movie’ – Peter Gutiérrez

Talking Society

Never Forgotten: Discussing Dementia in the Classroom – Anne Vize
Stuck in Time: Intersex and Transgender Representation in Predestination – Hanna Schenkel

Filmmaker Profile

Wes Anderson – Anthony Carew

Teaching Media

Following Trending Topics: Social Media in Modern Teen Movies – David Crewe
Constructing ‘Reality’: My Kitchen Rules and Reality TV Cooking Shows – Michelle Phillipov

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film Schools

Queensland University of Technology & New York Film Academy Australia – Dylan Bird

Film as Text

Hero in the Shadows: Film Noir, Fairytale and Postmodernism in Drive – Gabrielle O'Brien
Colonial Dreamings: Race and Imaginative Landscapes in One Night the Moon – Jasmine Crittenden
Double Indemnity: Film Noir and the Dark Side of Masculinity – Christopher Mallon

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