How much time is devoted to genuine educational pursuits? The hours of 9:00 am to 3:15 pm make up a typical school day. That is the equivalent of 6 hours and 15 minutes.

## How many days a year does the average person spend in school?

The total amount of time spent in school in the United States is determined by an individual’s goals and choices after the minimum requirements of six hours per day, 180 days per year, 12 or 13 years (if there is a public kindergarten), and possibly another three years (nursery school) have been met.

## How many hours a day does the average person learn?

In the United States, the average life expectancy is 85 years, and if you are awake for 16 hours a day, 365 days a year for 85 years, you should have just about 500,000 of learning under your belt by the time you reach that age. Learning may take many forms; school is only one of them.

## How much time should a student spend on independent study?

The amount of time that children spend on education-related activities on their own varies with age; nevertheless, secondary students should spend around six hours a week in independent study for each three-credit-hour course that they take, according to some research that has been conducted.

## How much time do OECD countries spend on education?

Formal instruction-time requirements range from 5,973 hours in Hungary (completed in 8 years) to 11,000 hours in Australia (completed in 11 years). This is despite the fact that the total amount of mandatory instruction time for elementary and lower secondary students in OECD countries and economies is an average of 7,590 hours (completed in an average of 9 years) (Figure D1.1).