Prof. Dr. Evemarie Knust-Potter


last revised on:

  • 11.08.2017

Prof. Dr. Evemarie Knust-Potter


In our social work / social-pedagogical understanding, disability not a term describing measurable defect or social deviance but an eco-systemic term which describes a social relation and can be understood only when contextualised in the interplay between individual and society, out of which the path of life of each of us is determined. Therefore the task is to perceive, understand and prevent disabling social relations and barriers.

Seen in this way, individuals are not reduced to their disability, but perceived as having diverse and manifold abilities, characteristics and social qualities -- including those which hinder their opportunities in living, learning and developing. This is where the challenges for our work and research are positioned.