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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. 76, Summer 2015: Contents
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New & Notable

A Different Shade of Evil: Questions of Ethics in Maleficent – Adolfo Aranjuez
Siren Songs on Screen: The Fault in Our Stars and Depictions of Death – Carolyn Leslie

Screens in the Classroom

Talking Climate Change with 2 Degrees – Kath Dooley
Talking Toys: A Study Guide to the Toy Story Trilogy – Kim Edwards
Playing by Different Rules: Satirising Sport and Society – Luke Rodesiler

Talking Society

Over the Rainbow: Representation, Stereotypes and the Queer Prestige Film – Dave Crewe
Girls Against the World: Female Representation in Modern Hollywood – Alexandra Donald
Access All Areas: Bringing Accessible Cinema to a School near You – Jasmine Crittenden

Teaching Media

Activism and Antagonism: The Blackfish Effect – Rebekah Brammer
Early Birds: Little Big Shots and the Burgeoning Kids Film Festival Scene – Susanna Nelson
Formulating Questions That Foster Critical Media Literacy – Jennifer Bleazby
World Wide Classrooms: Taking Online Education into a New Dimension – Celia Lambert

Film Schools

Murdoch University & Western Australian Screen Academy – Dylan Bird

Tech’d Out

Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields
Software Review: Apple Compressor & Adobe Media Encoder CC – Christopher Kenworthy

Film as Text

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Desire in the Unhappy Family – Eloise Ross
Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the History of the Teen Film – Sarah Ward

'Stedfast as Thou Art': Bright Star – Jasmine Crittenden

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