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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. 97, 2020: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Hidden Treasures: Adolescent Adventures in Dora and the Lost City of Gold – Carolyn Leslie
A Revisionist History of Violence: The Nostalgia and Fantasy of Once upon a Time … in Hollywood – Mel Campbell

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: Planetary Propulsion in The Wandering Earth – Dave Crewe
The Mark of the Beast: Civilisation and Morality in Lord of the Flies – Anthony Carew

Beyond the Multiplex

Light, Darkness: Visualising Loss in Secret Sunshine – Danica van de Velde

Talking Society

Selling Virtue: 'Woke' Advertising and Corporate Ethics – Benjamin Riley

Resting Place: Subverting the Plunderer's Gaze in Etched in Bone – Will Cox

Filmmaker Profile

Andrei Tarkovsky – Susan Bye

Tech'd Out

Sync or Swim: A Content-pedagogy Manifesto – Kevin Lavery

Film as Text

Play It Again: The Referential Levels of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Anthony Carew
The Rorschach Candidate: Finding Meaning in Being There – Dave Crewe

Not Dark Yet: Life Reversed in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Adrian Danks