Computational thinking has attracted a lot of attention worldwide in recent years since the publication of Jeannette M. Wing’s (2006) highly influential paper in the Communications of the ACM, in which she argues that the way computer scientists think about the world is useful in other contexts. Wing writes:
Computational thinking involves solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior, by drawing on the concepts fundamental to computer science. Computational thinking includes a range of mental tools that reflect the breadth of the field of computer science
Despite its popularity, there is yet no consensus on the definition of computational thinking (e.g., Selby & Woollard, 2014, Tedre & Denning, 2016). In 2010, Wing offers a refined definition of computational thinking:
Computational thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent.