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Practical precursors to reconsidering objective for physical activity in physical education
  1. Susan Giblin1,
  2. David John Collins1,
  3. Chris Button2,
  4. Aine MacNamara1
  1. 1Institute of Coaching and Performance, University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire, UK
  2. 2Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Susan Giblin, Institute of Coaching and Performance, University of Central Lancashire, Lancashire PR1 2HE, UK; SGiblin{at}

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We enjoyed and concur with the recently published editorial ‘Reconsidering current objectives for physical activity within physical education’,1  although that much of this has been said already, both by ourselves and others.2–5 However, we do feel that the editorial missed the opportunity to consider why the balance between physical activity (PA) and physical literacy (PL) may have swung to a negative extreme. In simple terms, we suggest that this has a lot to do with the …

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  • Contributors All authors contributed equally to the production of this correspondence.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.