Hello fellow TES'oholics I have a job interview for a Media Studies post. I have to do a 20 minute session on representation of women in media. I want the students to get involved straight away so I will get them in their pairs or threes, to write down three films which depicts strong female characters. The aim of this is to openly and informally talk to them, understand them and create some communication between teacher and student. After they mention their films and explain why they think it depicts a strong female character, I will challenge them with some questions, such as do characters like Lara Croft from Tomb Raider (played by Angelina Jolie) relate to women of real life society or are they just for the male gaze? So I'm trying to say that even though times have changed, with women being given more advanced and equal roles, they are still regarded as within the male desire, the condition that they have to have something that the males can be satisfied with. Otherwise, if it isn't, then the women characters are often seen as having bad fates (Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry) or are psychotic (Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct). So there is some explanation there. I need some more ideas. Perhaps getting the students to do more activities? Should I use the smartboard? I often don't like using them as I feel it distracts the student's attention away from the teacher. Thanks in advance.