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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. 93, 2018: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

The Aesthetic of the Ecstatic: Reimagining Black Masculinity in Moonlight – Joanna Di Mattia
Rebellion and Restriction: Childhood in Custody and The Florida Project – Felicity Ford
Rough Justice: Rage and Redemption in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Jasmine Crittenden

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: Pi and the Rapture of Complex Mathematics – Dave Crewe

Building the Fourth Wall: Architecture and the Moving Image – Anthony Carew
Aesthetics of Power: Form and Ideology in Triumph of the Will – Thomas Redwood
Earth in Balance: FernGully: The Last Rainforest – A Study Guide – Katy Marriner

Beyond the Multiplex

Nothing Is Sacred: Privation and Piety in Simon of the Desert – César Albarrán-Torres

Talking Society

Surviving Nightmares: Women in Horror – Gabrielle O'Brien

Lost in Landscape: Nature and Displacement in Island of the Hungry Ghosts – Anders Furze
Antisocial Justice Warriors: Spite and Performativity in Heathers – Elizabeth Flux

Filmmaker Profile

Ingmar Bergman – Joanna Di Mattia

Teaching Media

Exaggerated Images: Animation and Reality – Sam Higgs

Tech'd Out

Sync or Swim: Adobe Premiere Rush – Kevin Lavery

Film as Text

A Universal Picture: The Gods of Hail, Caesar! – Jake Wilson
Running from the Past: Chariots of Fire – Brian McFarlane
Peeling Back the Layers: Exploring Metafiction in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Rebekah Brammer

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