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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. 94, 2019: Contents
(Click on the previews to read selected articles)

New & Notable

Letting the Old Ways Die: Gender and Characterisation in A Star Is Born – Zoë Goodall
American Horror: Genre and the Post-racial Myth in Get Out – Anthony Carew
Inner Dread: Psychology and Fate in Hereditary – Jasmine Crittenden
Splendour in the Wood: A Study Guide on Christopher Robin – Katy Marriner

Screens in the Classroom

Cinema Science: The Logical Leaps of Skyscraper – Dave Crewe

Through a Speculum Darkly: The Tragic Anatomy of Dead Ringers – Ramon Glazov

Beyond the Multiplex

Seeing and Knowing: Story and Plot in 52 – Dennis Bruining

Talking Society

Change of Heart: Boy Erased, The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Gay Conversion Therapy – Adolfo Aranjuez

New Dimensions: Representation and Allegory in Doctor Who – Myke Bartlett

Filmmaker Profile

Wong Kar Wai – Anthony Carew

Teaching Media

Hand in Hand: Gameplay in the Age of Mobile Intimacy – Jini Maxwell
First Steps: Swinburne University's 2018 Graduate Short Films – Gabrielle O'Brien

Tech'd Out

Sync or Swim: Captions – Kevin Lavery
Creative Devices – Joel Aarons

Film as Text

Killing Time: Zero Dark Thirty's Theatre of Cruelty – Nicholas Godfrey

Love in the Time of Revolution: The Political and the Personal in Doctor Zhivago – Eloise Ross
Voices from the Past: Revisiting Gone with the Wind – Brian McFarlane