Communication is the key to survival in Stranded. With no absolute right or wrong answers, students must be able to discuss and debate. Compromise is important, but so is being able to influence the opinions of others directly.
Decision-making takes place at the end of every turn. Students vote how to best use the resources they have collected. Stranded can be used to introduce different decision-making processes from democracy to tyranny.
Co-operation makes the group greater than the sum of its parts. Alone, students do not have the time to forage for food, build shelter and explore. Working together, they can build a thriving community on the island.