In my own case, I think the second model, the "discovery" model sounds fantastic overall. I think it is the better model, and the model that we should move too. I think in the end, it is the most natural way of learning, when the learner takes the biggest interest in their own learning and success and has a say. However, I do think there is a lot of work to be done in order to make that vision a reality. Also, while I think a global focus is great--we want to be friends and colleagues with people from around the world in my opinion--aren't there people who have raised a concern that we aren't living locally enough anymore? For example, it is great to work on a project with someone from another country, but if you don't know 9/10's of your own neighbors on your street, isn't there a balance to be had?
One of Richardson's 6 unlearning strategies I would like to try to implement in the classroom more is the discovery rather than delivery method of teaching. I would like to move mostly to this method of learning but just simply have not mastered how to use it effectively. One of the 6 unlearning strategies I may struggle with, is talking to strangers in terms of opening a dialogue with those who are doing good work, who I do not already know. It is hard to approach someone for the first time, and I am not as good at it as I would like to be. However, I have done it before and can see the value in it.