Exploring the Classroom Environment in a Grade 7 Flipped Science Class in the Philippines


  • Aprhodite M. Macale University of the Philippines Rural High School
  • Ann Jelin G. Angeles University of the Philippines Rural High School
  • Ellen Ann A. Diolata University of the Philippines Rural High School
  • May Ann B. Lapitan University of the Philippines Rural High School
  • Rina A. Mabilangan University of the Philippines Rural High School


classroom environment, flipped classroom, technology integration


The limitations of the traditional lecture method of teaching motivated teachers to transform education based on how students learn and the kind of environment they are in by integrating technology into the teaching and learning process. Using a descriptive research design, this study compared the characteristics of the classroom in a conventional classroom (CC) and a flipped classroom (FC) setting. Two intact classes of Grade 7 students participated in this study. The FC strategy investigated in this study encouraged learners to learn at their own pace by coming to class prepared for active learning activities. Class activities were observed, and classroom observation scores for each setting were gathered and analyzed. Statistical analysis showed that there was sufficient evidence to say that the classroom environment in class observation days 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 (p-values of 0.0152, 0.0012, <0.0001, 0.0006, and <0.0001, respectively) were significantly different for the two classroom set-ups with the FC set-up showing a better classroom environment than the CC in terms of productivity, quality of feedback, language modeling, instructional learning format, and concept development. During the first four days of implementation, there was a lack of a pleasant atmosphere, effective behavior management, high-quality feedback, high levels of productivity, and the creation of new concepts. In addition, the action undertaken by the teacher/researcher to address the challenges in developing a positive classroom environment in the flipped classroom was discussed in this study.


Author Biographies

Ann Jelin G. Angeles, University of the Philippines Rural High School



Ellen Ann A. Diolata, University of the Philippines Rural High School




May Ann B. Lapitan, University of the Philippines Rural High School



Rina A. Mabilangan, University of the Philippines Rural High School




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How to Cite

Aprhodite M. Macale, Ann Jelin G. Angeles, Ellen Ann A. Diolata, May Ann B. Lapitan, & Rina A. Mabilangan. (2023). Exploring the Classroom Environment in a Grade 7 Flipped Science Class in the Philippines. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 70(1), 171–192. Retrieved from https://gssrr.org/index.php/JournalOfBasicAndApplied/article/view/15966