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DARK MAGIC: The Mixed Messages of Beauty and the Beast: The recent live-action reimagining of the classic Disney animation combines catchy songs and impressive spectacle with some problematic ideas about love, class and gender. It's for this very reason, LOUISE LAVERY argues, that the film can serve as an excellent opportunity to help develop critical-analysis skills in upper primary and junior secondary classrooms. Sep 1, 2018 2625
Classified Materials: CHOOSING APPROPRIATE CLASSROOM CONTENT. Jun 1, 2018 2620
'Excellent' Education: WAYNE'S WORLD IN THE JUNIOR MEDIA CLASSROOM: An endlessly quotable comedic touchstone of the early 1990s, Wayne's World can still hold a great amount of appeal for todays junior secondary students. LOUISE LAVERY explores ways in which the film can be used as a Media text, both as a means of teaching filmmaking techniques and as a tool for assisting students in their own creative practices. Movie review Mar 1, 2018 2188
Literacy Through Laughter HOW TO TEACH A SITCOM-BASED UNIT: The sitcom has been a mainstay of family entertainment since its inception. As LOUISE LAVERY explains, its stable of solid archetypes, predictable story arcs and easily discerned messages can make it a valuable resource for teaching narrative structure in the junior secondary English classroom. Jan 1, 2018 2152
Inside Out: GROWN-UP DISCUSSIONS FOR LITTLE ONES: The ever-increasing complexity and sophistication of children's films perhaps reached its peak with Pixar's groundbreaking 2015 animation, in which audiences are literally taken inside a young characters head to explore her complicated emotional responses. The film continues to offer an excellent way to teach the value of ostensibly negative emotions to primary students. Oct 1, 2017 2845
Confronting the Zombie-pocalypse: deconstructing conflict in The Walking Dead. Critical essay Jul 1, 2016 3339

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