The transformations produced in Romanian education since 1989 generated the need for education, not just in intellectual, aesthetic and religious terms but, most importantly, on the moral level. The purpose of this study is to present the role of specific methods of moral education in the development of civic competences at pupils from primary education. The research method used is the formative pedagogical experiment doubled by observation as a complementary method. The result of this study shows that the implementation of a methodological stage based on the creative use of civic-moral education methods leads to obtaining real progress regarding the moral-civic competences at pupils from primary education.
Key words: competences, moral-civic education, primary education, psycho-pedagogical experiment