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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. 95, 2019: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Bedroom Games: Sex and Power in The Favourite – Joanna Di Mattia

Into the Night: Religion and Environmental Catastrophe in First Reformed – Anthony Carew
Close Encounters of the Furry Kind: Community and Justice in Paddington 2 – Louise Lavery

Talking Society

Dark Enlightenment: Crime and Power in The Cult of The Family – Felicity Ford
The Marrying Kind: Exploring Gender and Tradition in I Am No Bird – Amanda Barbour

Arrested Development: Pop Culture and VHS Nostalgia in Brigsby Bear – Anthony Carew
Play Fighting: The Real-world Violence of Videogames – Jini Maxwell

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: Assembling the Operations of Avengers: Endgame – Dave Crewe
Dangerous Locations: The Missing Person in Australian Cinema – Dean Biron and Tiffany Sutherland
Distant Lives: Grief and Protocol in The Queen – Katy Marriner

Beyond the Multiplex

Connection and Creativity: Agnès Varda and JR's Faces Places – Susan Bye

Filmmaker Profile

M Night Shyamalan – Dave Crewe

Teaching Media

Suburban Dreams: The American Teenage Experience in Netflix Originals – Jeff Spanke and Chea Parton

Tech'd Out

Sync or Swim: Trello – Kevin Lavery
Creative Devices: Makers Empire – Joel Aarons

Film as Text

Maid of Dishonour: Women Behaving Badly in Bridesmaids – Mel Campbell
All Under Heaven: Chinese Tradition and Globalisation in Hero – Leya Reid