Educational practices promoting civic engagement: a systematic integrative review


  • Luigina Mortari Università degli Studi di Verona
  • Fedra Alessandra Pizzato Università degli Studi di Verona
  • Luca Ghirotto Università degli Studi di Verona
  • Roberta Silva Azienda USL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia (Italy)



civic engagement, systematic review, educational practices, ethical education, community sense


The article presents the results of a systematic review conducted according to the integrative review method, which investigates both the empirical and theoretical-descriptive literature to combine academic reflection with professional practices implemented in educational contexts. The review question aims at identifying effective educational practices to promote civic engagement in the 6-13 age group, regarding school contexts. We conducted the search of the records through disciplinary and generalist databases and with the use of digital libraries. The analysis of the included materials made it possible to identify some recursive elements that characterize the educational activities aimed at promoting civic engagement in this age group. In this contribution, these elements will be analysed, highlighting how they can contribute to the design of an educational research path having as its focus the promotion of civic engagement and the sense of community.


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How to Cite

Mortari, L., Pizzato, F. A., Ghirotto, L., & Silva, R. (2021). Educational practices promoting civic engagement: a systematic integrative review. Encyclopaideia, 25(60), 9–24.